‘Book Bites’ for Thursday 18th May 2017

Essay Prize 2017 shortlist revealed – Non-fiction essay publisher Notting Hill Editions have just revealed the 2017 shortlist for their biennial Essay Prize; a prize awarded to the best unpublished essay of between 2,000 and 8,000 words on any subject. The judging panel of five have selected from anonymous entries a shortlist of thirteen, all of whom will be vying for the top prize of £20,000, with five runners up each receiving £1,000. As with previous editions of the award, all six will also be published together in a winners anthology.

Henry’s got it covered – Over at Penguin Books in the first of a three part series exploring the design history of Penguin’s Modern Classics, Creative Editor of Penguin Classics, Henry Eliot, delves into the origins of the series.

New Yorker Profile on Gerhard Steidl – Keeping with the book design theme, this week’s New Yorker has a lengthy and quite delicious profile on Gerhard Steidl, a superlative printer of books, revered by many of the world’s top photographers.

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Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).