Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Newsy Stuff

According to Booktrade Maxim Jakubowski, is due to curate a number of Italian Literary events at the Italian Cultural Institute in London. There will be 8 events with the first event taking place on 27 September 2010 between Maxim Jakubowski and Sarah Dunant. More information can be found here

Congratulations go to Garry Disher who was awarded the Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction for Wyatt. It is the second time that he has won the award. The award was presented at The Melbourne Writers' Festival on 4 September 2010. More information can be found at Kiwicrime blogspot - and The Age (which includes the results of the other Ned Kelly Awards).

According to the Bookseller – Portsmouth will be launching a new Portsmouth bookfest this autumn. What will be of interest to crime fiction readers will be the “Crime and the City” event that will also be held with crime writers Simon Brett, Pauline Rowson, June Hampson, Peter Lovesey and Graham Hurley along side a number of forensic scientists. The event is due to take place at Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2DX
Session 1: 10am - 12 noon: Simon Brett, June Hampson and Pauline Rowson
Session 2: 1pm-3pm: Graham Hurley, Peter Lovesey and Pauline Rowson. Contact Portsmouth Central Library for further information.

Whether we like it or not Stieg Larsson continues to be in the news. According to the Bookseller Stieg Larsson’s books hold the top three spots for audio downloads.

It seems that Dan Brown may be one author that readers do not want to keep on their bookshelves. According to the Daily Telegraph Dan Brown’s books are the most unwanted of any author.

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