This week saw the unveiling of the programme for Cardiff’s very first book festival. you can read more about it here
After 6 weeks dominating the top of the book charts Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been derailed by The Girl on the Train.
Transworld has acquired a Japanese literary novel by Natsu Miyashita about a young piano-tuner’s devotion to his craft to be translated by Haruki Murakami’s translator, Philip Gabriel.
A Forest of Wool and Steel is the coming-of-age story of a young man in a remote mountain village in Japan, who finds his calling in life after he hears his school piano being tuned,
A Forest of Wool and Steel is due published by Doubleday in late 2018.
The Baillie Gifford Prize has announced it’s Longlist for 2016. The books in the Longlist are:
Second-hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich, translated by Bela Shayevich
The Vanishing Man by Laura Cumming
Being a Beast by Charles Foster
Stalin and the Scientists by Simon Ings
Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
This is London by Ben Judah
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between by Hisham Matar
The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
East West Street by Philippe Sands
Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quince by Frances Wilson.
The winner of the 2016 prize will be announced on Tuesday 15 November