This year's Crime Writers' Association Awards has seen Chris Whitaker land the Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year, while Eva Björg Ægisdóttir has been awarded the New Blood Dagger for best novel by a first-time author. Michael Robotham, Vaseem Khan and Peter May also claimed titles.
Polly Powell has unexpectedly quit Quarto. Powell joined the illustrated publishing group in late 2019 after a period of turbulence at the publicly-quoted group; initially joining in an advisory role, she became group chief executive in September 2020 presiding over a period of continuing recovery at the business.
Publisher Corsair has scooped a "dazzling" new novel from Jennifer Egan, described as a "sibling novel" to her Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad (Corsair).
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Puffin has scooped an illustrated children's book celebrating the stories of "triumph, perserverance and positivity" from the past year, with an introduction from Captain Sir Tom Moore's daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore.
Lisa Jewell's The Family Upstairs (Cornerstone) crowns the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction chart, ending the reign of Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club (Penguin).
Kanya D’Almeida has been declared the overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, for a "captivating" tale set in a Sri Lankan "sanctuary for the forsaken".