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Tom Hanks to Publish Short Story Collection

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Tom Hanks has announced that he has turned his hand to fiction and is to publish a collection of short stories later this year. Uncommon Type: Some Stories is due out in October and is the first collection from the Hollywood start, comprising some seventeen tales. Read More

Controversial Milo Yiannopoulos Memoirs Cancelled

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The furore has rumbled on for weeks with protests about Simon & Schuster’s plans to publish the memoirs of controversial far-right provocateur Milo Yianopoulos’ memoirs.

Protestors battled the plans to publish, quoting Yiannopoulos’ scathing remarks about women, and transgender people but that wasn’t enough to deter S&S from publishing the memoirs and they pressed ahead with the plan. Read More

Final Roald Dahl Book to be Published with new Illustrations

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The Minpins was the last children’s book by Roald Dahl published before the author’s death and was first published in 1991. Now it’s announced that the book is to be reissued with a new title and new illustrations.

Billy and the Minpins, a new title to reflect Dahl’s original name for the book will be published in hardback later this year and the book will come with brand new illustrations from Quentin Blake. It’ll be the first time the illustrator has illustrated a new Dahl hero in over 20 years, and fans are pretty excited! Read More

Professor Discovers Lost Footage of Proust

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A Canadian Professor has discovered a short clip from a wedding that he claims is the only existing moving footage of French author Marcel Proust. Sadly the black and white footage isn’t literary, and doesn’t contain any sound. It’s the 1904 wedding cortege from the marriage of Elaine Greffulhe, daughter of Countess Gruffulhe, Proust’s close friend. Read More

Fundraiser Aims to Commission Writing from Travel Ban Countries

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Asymptote, an online award-winning magazine is campaigning against President Trump’s travel ban by fundraising to commission new work and new translations from the seven predominantly Muslim countries affected by the ban.

The magazine is trying to raise $30,000 for the project as part of April’s issue of the magazine, and with a week to go, there’s $17,000 left to raise to make the project happen. Read More

Tom Hardy’s Second Bedtime Story Goes Viral

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At New Year, Tom Hardy read the CBeebies bedtime story for the BBC along with his pet dog and the Internet went nuts! The actor is hot property right now and the reading caused a furore among mums as the rather attractive actor read a bedtime story to their kids.

A few weeks ago the BBC announced that Hardy was coming back (and so was the dog) for another bedtime story for Valentine’s Day and we can honestly say it’s been another resounding success. Read More

Children’s Book Award Shortlist 2017 Announced

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The Shortlist for the 2017 Children’s Book Awards was announced this morning and is the only National Award for children’s book voted for entirely by children. It’s a great place to get recommendations, and winning is a fantastic accolade.

Categories for the award are split into Books for Younger Children, Books for Younger Readers, Books for Older Readers, plus an overall Book of the Year Winner. Children can vote now and have until 17th May to do so, and the shortlisted books are here!


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