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Gemmell Award Shortlisting

Fantastic news everyone – as you might have seen, we have a whole host of authors and artists up for awards at the Gemmells, which take place on the 14th of July this year. This is definitely worth a song and a dance, so feast your eyes upon the delightful covers up for the Ravenheart […]

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Team Bookends Favourite Oscar Winning Book Adaptations

As it is Oscar seasons, we have had a look back at some of our favourite books that have been adapted for the big screen to award-winning success and assessed how they measured up to the original paper and ink versions.   The Help – Normally stand strong on the standpoint, ‘the book is ten times […]

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The Gemmell Awards!

We’ve got several books on the Gemmell Awards longlist this year – and the vote is both public and open! (You can read all about the award here.) So if you have a moment, please mosey on over to the Gemmell Award website, admire the swanky new design… and vote! Now, obviously, you should vote […]

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Ursula K. Le Guin Accepts the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters

Readers of this blog should need no introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin. Nor should they need us to tell them how important she is to modern literature – both within genre and without. They certainly shouldn’t need us to tell them that she has won a staggering five Hugos, six Nebulas, two World Fantasy […]

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Gollancz goes to the Kitschies

So, last night Gollancz got itself all dressed up (we didn’t really, we’re publishers and don’t believe in such things) and sauntered off to the ridiculously cool award ceremony for the Kitschies. In case you don’t know them, the Kitschies are in their fifth year, and are organised by the wonderful people behind The […]

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The Award Season cometh!

Are you racking your brains trying to remember what was published in 2013, while looking at a blank awards ballot? We want to help. So here, in one blog piece, is a quick reminder of the fantastic books we published in 2013 to help jog your memory.   For best novel categories:  Fantasy The Throne […]

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Cover for Simon Ings’s Wolves wins Gold Medal from Society of Illustrators

The Orion Publishing Group are proud to announce that Jeff Alan Love has won a gold medal at the Society of Illustrators for his cover of Simon Ings’s Wolves due to be published by Gollancz in January 2014. Wolves is a chilling literary dystopia that marks the return to science-fiction from the author of six […]

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Congratulations to our Goodreads Choice Awards shortlisted authors

Everyone here at Gollancz is thrilled by the announcement of this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards shortlist, which you can find here. The Gollancz nominees are as follows: The Republic of Thieves (Scott Lynch) – Best Fantasy Novel House Rules (Chloe Neill) – Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel NOS4R2 (Joe Hill) – Best Horror Novel Steelheart (Brandon Sanderson) – […]

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Locus Award winners from Gollancz!

Gollancz is thrilled to report that two of our authors won trophies at the Locus Awards ceremony over the weekend. So, give out a hearty cheer and please raise your glasses to: REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi, winner of the Locus award for best Science Fiction Novel. and THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON by Saladin Ahmed, […]

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Awards fever

As Oscar Wilde once nearly said: “To be listed on one awards shortlist is unfortunate, to be listed on two looks like carelessness.” Oh Oscar, you old grump! We are, of course, completely over the moon with the news that came this morning with the announcement of two sets of awards shortlists. One prestigious and […]

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Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist

It’s that time of year again! The Arthur C. Clarke Shortlist has been announced and, love it or hate it, the magic of the shortlist is always the debate it sparks. So are your favourites of the year on it? . . . and who do you tip to be the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke […]

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The Kitschies

Gollancz is very happy to bring you a special guest post from The Kitschies. This Friday marks the third year of The Kitschies, our annual award celebrating the most progressive, intelligent and entertaining genre literature. We’re delighted to say that it has been the award’s biggest year as well, as it somehow swelled from a […]

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