Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Newsy stuff

According to the Bookseller Richard and Judy have picked The Snowman by Jo Nesbø (Vintage) as one of it’s eight books as part of the re-launch of the Richard and Judy new book club, which is exclusive to W H Smith.

Voting has opened for the book video awards. Now in its third year this year’s theme is "Crime & Thriller" and the National Film and Television School (NFTS). student finalists are: James Griffiths (Blood’s a Rover by James Ellroy); Chris Moon and Yasmin al Naib (The Snowman by Jo Nesbø), Nele Hecht (Blood Harvest by S J Bolton) and Tanel Toom (Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indriðason). The videos can be viewed and voted for at Foyles Book Video Awards 2010and the Bookseller Book Box from Friday. The winner will be announced on 15th October.

According to the Bookseller crime writer and scriptwriter Neil Cross is to write three Luther spin-off novels for Simon & Schuster. The first of the novel will be a prequel and tell the tale of what happened to Luther and the case that drove him to the end. The first book will be entitled Luther: The Calling.

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