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Oneworld is honoured to win the 2017 Alison Morrison Diversity Award at the Independent Publishers Awards on 9th February 2017.

For a list of all the winners, click here to visit the IPG website.

Oneworld prides itself on showcasing a very diverse, inclusive workplace. In 2016 we went a step further and launched our Diversity Access Programme to help ensure that our intake of interns reflects the rich diversity of the society in which we live and work, and for whom we publish.

The publishing industry has been criticized in the past for being too white and too middle class, and this new initiative is designed to help address this issue and ensure that those working in the industry are more representative of wider society. This is essential if publishers are to produce books that showcase the full diversity of voices to be found here in Britain, and tell the stories that are not being told. This is especially true for our children’s list, to help our young readers access stories in which they can see themselves and that reflect the issues they experiences in their own lives.

We are happy to work closely with organizations sharing this important objective, and to date we have liaised with both Creative Access and Spread the Word, but we are equally happy to receive applications from aspiring interns from a broad variety of backgrounds. To apply for one of our internship programmes please click here to go to our careers page. 

Booker-winning novel picked for special pre-Christmas promotional push

Foyles will have displays of The Sellout, carrying a gold and white Foyles Book of the Year sticker, at till points and front of house across all branches in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Chelmsford. The book will be highlighted on in-store screens, windows, homepage and social media channels.

Simon Heafield, Head of Marketing and Brand at Foyles said: "Paul Beatty’s novel is important, timely and original. From publication day the book has enjoyed a phenomenal reception at Foyles from our booksellers and customers alike, leading us to name it as our Book of the Year for 2016. We fully expect the huge demand we've seen at Foyles for this book to continue right up to Christmas, and beyond."

Heather Baker, senior buyer at Foyles, said: "To say this is a daring, multi-layered, iconoclastic, laugh-out-loud masterpiece is to understate how much I loved it. It made me cry, it made me snort with laughter, and it still makes me furious. Beatty shines a fierce light into places that many would rather remain hidden, and does so with such sharpness, anger and erudition, underpinned with so much love and humour. It is in the truest sense a great American novel."

Oneworld: the tiny publisher behind the last two Man Booker winners

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Read the article here on the Guardian

Paul Beatty has become the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize with his racial satire The Sellout.

His novel tells the story of a young black man who tries to reinstate slavery and racial segregation in a suburb of Los Angeles.

Amanda Foreman, chair of the judges, said the book managed "to eviscerate every social taboo".

Beatty's win was announced at a ceremony at London's Guildhall on Tuesday.

Picking up the £50,000 prize from the Duchess of Cornwall, Beatty, 54, was clearly overwhelmed with emotion and struggled for words as he began his acceptance speech.

Congratulations to Jacqueline Woodson whose novel, Another Brooklyn, is a finalist for the 2016 National Book Awards for Fiction. Take a look at the other finalists here.

The Prison Book Club is a record of book club discussions, presented in a straightforward and engaging manner that draws the reader into the conversations and lives of the book club members, and, briefly, into Walmsley’s own journey to overcoming her initial fear of working with prison inmates. She concludes with short descriptions of the lives of a handful of book club members beyond their prison terms, leaving no doubt as to the profound impact that prison book clubs can have on those given the opportunity to take part in them.

“Walmsley’s book provides a unique glimpse into the lives of incarcerated men and the transformative power of literature and fellowship,” said Bruce Gillespie, an award juror and professor in Digital Media and Journalism at Laurier’s Brantford campus. “Walmsley immerses readers in the inmates’ thoughtful, far-ranging discussions about the worlds outside the prison gates that are revealed to them through the books they read.”

Read more about the prize here

Paul Beatty, Deborah Levy, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Ottessa Moshfegh, David Szalay and Madeleine Thien are announced as the six shortlisted authors for the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Their names were announced by 2016 Chair of judges, Dr. Amanda Foreman, at a press conference at the offices of sponsor Man Group.

The judges remarked on the role of the novel in exploring culture and in tackling unfamiliar and challenging subjects, and on the shortlisted authors’ willingness to play with language and form. The shortlist features a variety of voices, from new names to award winners. The books cover a diverse range of subjects, from murder in 19th century Scotland to classical music in Revolutionary China.

In the third year that the prize has been open to writers of any nationality, the shortlist is an even split between two British, two US and two Canadian writers. Three novels from Penguin Random House are shortlisted alongside three from small, independent publishers.

 

Find out which books have been shortlisted on the Man Booker website

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today, 27th July 2016.

This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Amanda Foreman (Chair); Jon Day; Abdulrazak Gurnah; David Harsent and Olivia Williams. It was chosen from 155 submissions published in the UK between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK.

Find out who else is on the longlist on the Man Booker website.

Oneworld celebrated its 30th birthday on Wednesday, 25th May at the Union Club with authors, booksellers, agents, and fellow industry guests.Read More

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