VAN THE BOOK MAN
Selected lyrics from the 'Man' himself will be published in hardback from Faber & Faber this autumn. Lit Up Inside was co-edited with Eamonn Hughes, and with a foreword by Ian Rankin it promises to be a rather special volume.
This is also an argument for old-school book binding – can't imagine that it would feel as amazing to peruse it on some sort of digital device.
AN HONOUR TO BE NOMINATED
Two of our own have made the shortlist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (yes, that Baileys; it used to be the Orange Prize.) Audrey Magee and Eimear McBride join a list of leading lights as they vie for a spot on the shortlist, to be announced on April 4, and then for the prize itself to be handed out on June 4. £30,000 (€36,000) is up for grabs.