Our latest book

October 23, 2010, 11:25 am
64 Secrets of Successful Board Game Design

We’ve just shipped our latest addition to the Plywood family, Koen Hendrix’ “64 secrets of successful board game design”.

Whether you're a avid boardgame player or are aspiring to become a designer, this book will have something for you. Packed full of insights and anecdotes of the author’s many years in the boardgame industry, this may well be the perfect holiday gift for that boardgaming enthusiast in your family. Find it on the shelves of your local bookshop starting November 25.

Want to know more first? Read our interview with the author.

2010 Man Booker Prize awarded to Howard Jacobson

October 13, 2010, 4:02 pm
Howard Jacobson, 2010 Man Booker Prize winner

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2010 was awarded yesterday to Howard Jacobson for his novel The Finkler Question. The winner was announced at a dinner at London's Guildhall and was broadcast by the BBC just after 10pm across television, radio and online.

An award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester, brought up in Prestwich and was educated at Stand Grammar School in Whitefield, and Downing College, Cambridge, where he studied under F. R. Leavis. He lectured for three years at the University of Sydney before returning to teach at Selwyn College, Cambridge. His novels include The Mighty Walzer (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Kalooki Nights (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize) and, most recently, the highly acclaimed The Act of Love. Howard Jacobson lives in London.