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Literature on Lockdown 5: #CultureConnectsUs

It’s a long-standing joke in lockdown now – among those of us quarantined, self-isolating, or lucky enough to keep working from home – that we don’t know which day it is. Or even which week. And did I shower this morning, or was it yesterday? Our immediate surroundings have been so similar for... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2020-05-15 14:46:20 UTC ]
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Jackie Kay | 'If you’re a poet, you never really retire'

As Jackie Kay's tenure as Scots Makar comes to a close, she reflects on poetry's vital place in Scottish culture- and her hopes for her successor  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-19 22:29:24 UTC ]
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International Literature Showcase: writers of colour

The International Literature Showcase is a partnership between the National Centre for Writing and British Council. It aims to showcase amazing writers based in the UK to programmers, publishers and teachers of literature in English around the world. To do so, we have invited six leading writers... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2019-10-05 10:05:02 UTC ]
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International Literature Showcase: LGBTQI+ writers

The International Literature Showcase is a partnership between the National Centre for Writing and British Council. It aims to showcase amazing writers based in the UK to programmers, publishers and teachers of literature in English around the world. To do so, we have invited six leading writers... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2019-08-10 10:05:02 UTC ]
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Jackie Kay named Scottish Makar

Jackie Kay has been appointed as the National Poet for Scotland, known as the Scottish Makar. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hall wins Green Carnation Prize

Catherine Hall has beaten authors including Coim Tóibín and Jackie Kay to this year... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Edinburgh Book Festival to publish story collection

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Wed, 31/08/2011 - 14:45 The Edinburgh International Book Festival, Scottish indie Cargo and US publisher McSweeney's are to team up on a four-volume collection of stories from authors including Roddy Doyle and Ali Smith. Fifty authors are to take part... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Society of Authors short story petition gains 5,000 signatures

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 07:20 The Society of Authors' petition against the cuts to BBC Radio 4's short story programming has now amassed over 5,000 signatures. SoA general secretary Nicola Solomon and assistant general secretary Jo McCrum will present... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors calls for moratorium on library closures

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 11/02/2011 - 08:28 An open letter to culture secretary Jeremy Hunt and culture minister Ed Vaizey calling for a halt to library closures after the success of last weekend's protests has been signed by high-profile authors including Sarah... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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