Category Archives: Literature in the News

Emma L. E. Rees Answers Our Questions About “The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History”

By | August 6, 2013

We asked author Emma L. E. Rees a few questions about her book, The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History, out now in hardcover. Buy it here.  Request an exam or desk copy here.  Bloomsbury: Why write a serious book about The Vagina? What does it mean to you professionally? And personally? Emma L. E.… Read More »

The Greatest Literary Moustaches!

By | November 21, 2012

It’s Movember and we love a good literary moustache. So much so, we’ve put together a collection of our all-time favourites! From the Walrus to the Mexican, and the Handlebar to the Horseshoe, it seems there is no end to the amount of creative facial topiary in the literary world… Something tells me Shakespeare set… Read More »

The Textual Life of Airports in the New York Times

By | February 14, 2012

A nice shout out to Chris Schaberg’s The Textual Life of Airports in Joe Sharkey’s NYT article, “Handy Travel Tips From Those in the Know”: “And consider this from Christopher Schaberg, an assistant professor of English at Loyola University and the author of a book, The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight… Read More »

Julian Barnes Wins the Man Booker Prize – A Review

By | October 19, 2011

"Something has happened – Julian Barnes has won the Booker Prize at the fourth attempt. That 'Something happened' is all one can say of any historical event according to Adrian Finn, the lost link in the chain of responsibility running through Barnes's winning novella, The Sense of an Ending. This is a twisting, tricksy, remorseful… Read More »

UK National Poetry Day 2011

By | October 6, 2011

Happy UK National Poetry Day! We're all poetry fans here at Continuum and if you are too, you’ll be keen to check out the official website which lists poetry-themed events going on up and down the country, including a National Poetry Live event happening right across the road from our London office at Waterloo’s South Bank Centre. National Poetry… Read More »

More Thoughts on Barnes and The Booker

By | September 7, 2011

"After winning the David Cohen Prize earlier this year, Julian Barnes may finally add the Booker to his list of awards. Previously shortlisted in 1984 for Flaubert's Parrot, in 1998 for England, England and in 2005 for Arthur and George, Barnes has now made the 2011 shortlist of six for his recent novel(la) The Sense… Read More »

Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

By | September 6, 2011

As I’m sure most of you will know by now, today has been one of the most important dates in the UK literary calendar, with the announcement of the shortlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize. Predictably, this year’s shortlist has already prompted quite a bit of commentary. The shortlist is particularly noticeable this year… Read More »

Continuum Acquired by Bloomsbury

By | July 14, 2011

We are excited to announce that, over the weekend, ownership of Continuum passed from Nova/Paul Investments Capital Management to Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury are a prestigious, innovative and independent-minded publisher who are planning to grow the academic and professional arm of their business with Continuum as the cornerstone. Acquiring Continuum is a significant investment for them and a big… Read More »

Stephen Burn praises The Novel: An Alternative History in The New York Times Book Review

By | January 14, 2011

In an essay for the series “Why Criticism Matters,” Stephen Burn heralded Steven Moore’s The Novel: An Alternative History as a potential starting point for literary criticism in the age of digital media.  Burn argues that the Amazon.com review has ended the time of the critic as a 'cultural arbiter,' passing down informed opinions to… Read More »