Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Imaginarium Coming This Year

By August 5, 2017New Releases, News

We have some great news for the fans of Discworld today with the release of a new book in the Autumn. Pratchett fans have been distraught at the idea of no more Discworld novels, and while this won’t be a novel, it will be full colour portfolio of illustrations from Discworld artist Paul Kidby, and it’s coming in November.

Pratchett said of Kidby’s illustrations that it was “the closest anyone’s got to how I see the characters and it seems fitting that he should produce this portfolio. The 272 page, full colour volume will publish on 23rd November.

The book is being hailed as a definitive volume of Discworld illustrations including forty pieces of never before seen art, thirty pieces that have only every appeared in foreign editions, limited editions and bookclub editions, and seventeen book cover illustrations that have never been seen without the cover text.

The standard price is £35, but published simultaneously will be a £75 special edition of the book featuring a variant cover, a new piece designed exclusively for the edition and signed by Kidby, metallic page edging, a market ribbon and a specially designed slipcase. There is no news yet of a USA release, but it does appear that American customers can order from the UK site and pay extra for US shipping.

Fans will also get another chance to see illustrations from Discworld and Pratchett’s work as part of an exhibition at Salisbury Museum, running from September to January next year, you can find details of that here.

Sean Penn to Publish His First Novel, Tackles Trump and the #MeToo Movement

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Actor, filmmaker, and political activist, Sean Penn has written a novel which is set to be published later this year in April. As BookRiot reports, the book is called ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’ and is an expansion of an audiobook Penn penned and narrated in 2016 under the pseudonym name ‘Pappy Pariah.’

The novel tells the story of Bob Honey, a middle-aged man with all sorts of mysterious business connections, including being a part-time assassin for a shady part of the government. After a reporter begins to get too close, Bob decides he wants out and does his best to begin a new life, though that’s easier said than done. Read More

John Oliver Trolls Mike Pence with Children’s Book About a Gay Bunny

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English comedian John Oliver, who shot to fame with his popular show Last Week Tonight with John Olivier, has published a children’s book about a gay bunny in order to parody another book being published by the Pence family that follows their own pet rabbit.

‘Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President’ has been written by Pence’s daughter, Charlotte Pence, and features watercolour illustrations by the second lady Karen Pence. This children’s book was published on Monday and “gives young readers a bunny’s-eye view of the special duties of the vice president.” Read More

Young Adult Author Lands 7-Figure Deal for Fantasy Novel and Movie

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Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi’s critically acclaimed debut young adult (YA) novel, Children of Blood and Bone has gained a deal with Fox to produce her fantasy novel as a movie.

Described as “a Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy novel”, Children of Blood and Bone combines modern-day issues and West African myth. The novel is set in Orïsha, a fictional world, and follows Zélie Adebola, a diviner with magic powers that transform her into a maji. When the King of Orïsha orders for all who posses black magic to be killed, it is up to Zélie to bring the magic back.

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Exciting Announcement from the Author of The Book Thief

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Markus Zusak – author of The Book Thief– has been pretty quiet since the release and subsequent success of his novel. The prize-winning Aussie writer has been publishing works since 1999, but after The Book Thief he went quiet, with fans wondering when his next big hit novel would come.

Markus must have felt an enormous pressure, and as most writers are wont to do he began to doubt he had another great story in him. Readers all over the world wrote to encourage him, thanking him for their favourite book of his, and eventually Markus announced he was ready… Watch his message to his fans below.

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Jacqueline Wilson Announces New Tracy Beaker Book That Sees Our Heroine as a Struggling Single Mum

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Jacqueline Wilson is one of Britain’s most celebrated authors and is known for her excellent children’s books, which aren’t afraid to tackle difficult themes such as adoption, divorce, and mental illness. It has been announced that one of her most popular characters, Tracy Beaker, is set to return after more than a decade.

The new story will follow a grown up Tracy who is now a single Mum struggling to make ends meet in London. Wilson stated that she was inspired to return to the character after seeing mothers holding copies of the Tracy Beaker books they read as children. The first book in the series was published 27 years ago and followed Tracy as she grew up in a care home that was known by Tracy and her friends as ‘the dumping ground’. Now Tracy is a mother and is struggling to raise her own challenging nine-year-old. Read More

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