This Week in Books 2nd October 2016

Yay the month of Halloweenmas. I can’t take credit for this as someone else is this household is also very excited

also we are in the process of adopting a cat from a charity so October is looking like a great month already.

Bookshop Day

Over 2,000 bookshops are preparing to celebrate Bookshop Day on Saturday 8th October.

As part of this Bruno Vincent, author of the Five Go Famous Five for adults series has penned a free short story exclusively for Bookshop Day called Five Go Bookselling.

Five Go Bookselling - jacket

Powerful Author

Hollywood reporter has published it’s list of most powerful authors. The list in order is :

1) JK Rowling
2) Stephen King
3) James Patterson
4) George RR Martin
5) EL James
6) Michael Lewis
7) Matthew Quick
8) John Green
9) Neil Gaiman
10) Dennis Lehane
11) Gillian Flynn
12) Ernest Cline
13) David Grann
14) Diana Gabaldon
15) Jo Nesbo
16) Margaret Atwood
17) Ben Mezrich
18) Liane Moriarty
19) Paula Hawkins
20) Jeffrey Toobin
21) Graham Moore
22) Emma Donoghue
23) Lauren Oliver
24) Patrick Ness
25) Maria Semple

In August Forbes released it’s list of highest paid authors.

Goldsmith Prize 2016

The Goldsmith’s Prize’s shortlist has just been announced.The judges chaired by professor Blake Morrison, received a total of 111 submissions for the prize. The shortlist are:

Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun by Sarah Ladipo
The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
Martin John by Anakana Schofield
Transit by Rachel Cusk

The winner will be announced on the 9th November.

Dan Brown

Dan Brown’s next Robert Langdon thriller Origin was announced this week and has a publication date of 26th September 2017.

Peter Rabbit

Sony’s Columbia Pictures has announced it is creating a live-action, CG motion picture based on the works of Beatrix Potter.

The film scheduled for release worldwide in April 2018 will star James Corden as the voice of Peter, and Rose Byrne in the female lead role of “Bea.

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