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Behind the scenes at Penguin Books
The Literary Fiction Communications Team

ICYMI Nick Hornby has a new novel coming VERY, VERY soon (6th November). To herald its arrival we created a super limited edition hardback proof.

Keep your eyes peeled here for a giveaway coming soon: http://bit.ly/1rVfcyC


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Today we have been playing the author game, fun! Thanks LA Times
http://graphics.latimes.com/how-to-be-a-writer/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Emerald+Street&utm_campaign=4563625_ES+130814&dm_i=25MN,2PTBD,GBZQZ8,9WLZH,1

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It’s Shark Week, and to celebrate here are some terrifying extracts from Will Self’s forthcoming novel, Shark


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Beautiful — poetry made by ‘erasing’ words from David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, by Jenni B. Baker, courtesy of Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jenni-b-baker/infinite-jest-poems_b_5649031.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000031

Beautiful — poetry made by ‘erasing’ words from David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, by Jenni B. Baker, courtesy of Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jenni-b-baker/infinite-jest-poems_b_5649031.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000031


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Love these rejected cover designs for the US edition of Lydia Davis’s short story collection, Can’t and Won’t

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/cant-and-wont-lydia-davis_n_5648702.html


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Bursting with pride that Joshua Ferris and Ali Smith’s wonderful novels have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.  Keeping everything crossed for the shortlist… 


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Our friends at Creative Review have interviewed Luke Pearson, über cool comic book artist and illustrator.  He is also the designer of the new Mortdecai novels, dontcha know?

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Uh, YEAH IT IS: the new, new Dave Eggers novel, just landed!

Uh, YEAH IT IS: the new, new Dave Eggers novel, just landed!


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If pop songs were works of fiction
This @buzzfeeduk​ link had us all a-titter

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JUST IN: very smart finished copies of Munich Airport.  Soft matt lam, nice.
We’re in a bank holiday mood. Fancy winning a copy?  Follow us and reblog by Tuesday 27 May 2014, 9.30am

JUST IN: very smart finished copies of Munich Airport.  Soft matt lam, nice.

We’re in a bank holiday mood. Fancy winning a copy?  Follow us and reblog by Tuesday 27 May 2014, 9.30am


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