Thursday 26th November

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About

Philip Pullman To Host Next Waterstone's Writer's Table

Posted at 7:07AM Wednesday 02 Jul 2008

Philip Pullman will host Waterstone's Writer's Table this autumn. Launched earlier this year by Sebastian Faulks, The Writer's Table allows its curator to reveal some of the books and authors that have shaped and influenced their writing.

"Our first Writer's Table was a great success, and really captured the imaginations of our booksellers and customers," said Toby Bourne, head of fiction at Waterstone's. "We are extremely excited that Philip has agreed to choose the titles for our second Writer's Table. We're looking forward to an eclectic and thought-provoking selection of books from one of the nation's greatest and most popular writers."

Pullman, whose bestselling Northern Lights was last year named 'Best Book of the Last 25 Years' by Waterstone's Booksellers, will be given free rein in choosing every title that appears in the promotion providing the titles are in print in the UK. Pullman's table will launch in selected stores and at on September 4th, with his handwritten thoughts accompanying each of his forty titles.

Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more

Search the news archive:

More Book Trade News

Sales, Losses Inch Up At Books-a-Million

Net loss rose slightly to $7.1 million

UK Bookshops Tackle Black Friday With 'Civilised Saturday'

Over 100 bookshops across the country have tried to quell the mania of Black Friday by offering a more peaceful alternative

Cuts At Penguin Random House Australia And New Zealand

Restructure will lead to cuts of 15 roles in Australia

Irish Book Awards 2015 Winning Authors

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year

Londoner's Diary: WHSmith Has No Place In Poet's Corner

Rhymes found in the greeting cards don't count

Tintin Expert Becomes First Uk Professor Of Comics

First professor appointed to work solely in this field

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Hot Key Announces A Raft Of YA Acquisitions
  2. Changes At Penguin Random House Australia And New Zealand
  3. Cuts At Penguin Random House Australia And New Zealand
  4. Promotions At Granta Books And Portobello Books
  5. Leading African Publisher To Launch In The UK Introducing The Finest New Voices From The Continent
  6. Amazon Resets Account Passwords Feared Compromised
  7. Irish Book Awards 2015 Winning Authors
  8. The Reading Agency Announces World Book Night Titles And Opens Volunteer Applications For 2016
  9. Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015 Winning Authors Revealed
  10. World Book Night Titles Announced