A 68-year-old aspiring writer accuses the Iowa Writers' Workshop of age discrimination

A 68-year-old man who was rejected by the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, claiming he was discriminated against because of his age. Dan Thomson, a former lawyer and self-published author, was among the 97% of applicants to the program... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This year’s Desmond Elliott shortlist features all black writers.

The Desmond Elliott Prize is awarded annually to a writer whose first novel is written in English and published in the UK. Since 2007, it has supported and heralded new writers; the honor comes with a £10,000 prize. It’s heartening to see, especially right now, that this year the Desmond Elliott... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-02 17:58:53 UTC ]
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Faulks and de Waal judge Young Writer of the Year Award

Sebastian Faulks, Kit de Waal and Tessa Hadley are among the judges for this year's Sunday Times and University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-18 10:25:47 UTC ]
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We Owe More to Our Young Writers: On the Relevance of the Workshop

In post 11/8 America, the citizenry became more aware, more active, more willing to submit themselves to self-examination. Yet while the world of journals both print (Freeman’s), and online (Guernica, Lit Hub, Electric Literature), have increased their commitment to the exploration of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-16 08:49:50 UTC ]
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British Book awards balance art and selling power to decide best writer in 30 years

Novelists rub shoulders with presidents, chefs, comedians and thriller megastars on longlist to define the title with the biggest impact on the book worldIt could be almost the setup for a joke, but a former president, a Booker winner and an erotic fiction superstar have walked on to the British... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-02-14 06:01:23 UTC ]
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Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year - meet the shortlist

Raymond AntrobusWho/ What inspired you to start writing? I never started writing poetry with the intention of writing books until publishers approached me. I was happy to write poems and travel and read the poems for audiences. I live poem by poem. The idea of a book of poems doesn’t really... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2019-12-05 12:09:15 UTC ]
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Raymond Antrobus wins 2019 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award

Multi-award winning poet Raymond Antrobus has been named winner of the 2019 Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award for his debut The Perseverance (Penned in the Margins). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-05 08:18:28 UTC ]
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Announcing the Sunday Times PFD Young Writer of the Year Award shortlist

From meditations on the d/Deaf experience to short stories blurring the mythic and the gothic with the everyday, from mixing the personal and political to a young woman uncover the truth about her family’s past – four outstanding writers have today been named on the shortlist for The Sunday... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2019-11-04 12:55:09 UTC ]
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Antrobus, Armfield, Rodrigues Fowler and Sherwood shortlisted for ST Young Writer of the Year

Four debuts have been shortlisted for the Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award after a record number of submissions forced an expanded judging panel. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-02 15:32:17 UTC ]
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Sunday Times Young Writer of Year award reveals sponsor change

The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award has announced changes to its sponsorship with the University of Warwick its title partner and Caroline Michel, c.e.o. of literary agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop, becoming its first patron.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HUD accuses Facebook of housing discrimination — and eyes Google and Twitter too

The Department of Housing and Urban Development alerted Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google last year that it is scrutinizing their practices for possible housing discrimination, a sign that more technology companies could be ensnared in a government probe of their lucrative demographic... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-28 23:15:00 UTC ]
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HUD accuses Facebook of housing discrimination — and eyes Google and Twitter too

The Department of Housing and Urban Development alerted Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google last year that it is scrutinizing their practices for possible housing discrimination, a sign that more technology companies could be ensnared in a government probe of their lucrative demographic... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-28 23:15:00 UTC ]
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Writer and PEN vice-president Moris Farhi dies, aged 84

Acclaimed writer and vice-president of PEN International Moris Farhi has died aged 84, his publisher has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookouture publishing exec launches workshops for under-represented writers

Leodora Darlington, publishing executive at Bookouture, has launched Owned Voices - a creative writing workshop focused specifically on nurturing writing talent from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Outstanding' Weymouth takes Young Writer of the Year

Travel author Adam Weymouth has scooped the £5,000 Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award for Kings of the Yukon (Particular Books). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Sunday Times/PFD Award Names Adam Weymouth Young Writer of the Year

'A really outstanding new contemporary British voice': The Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer Award jurors are adamant in their praise for this year's winner. The post The UK’s Sunday Times/PFD Award Names Adam Weymouth Young Writer of the Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nike is Ad Age's Marketer of the Year and Samsung is the world's biggest advertiser: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.What people are talking about todayTribune Media Co. reportedly has a... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gowar and Mozley to compete for ST/PFD's Young Writer of the Year Award

Debuts by Imogen Hermes Gowar, Laura Freeman, Fiona Mozley and Adam Weymouth have been shortlisted for the Sunday Times/ Peter Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, in association with the University of Warwick. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kamila Shamsie Joins Susan Hill in Judging the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award

Fresh from her win of this year's Women's Prize for Fiction, Kamila Shamsie is joining Susan Hill and Andrew Holgate in judging the Young Writer of the Year prize. The post Kamila Shamsie Joins Susan Hill in Judging the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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After 17 Years of Litigation, 'Freelance' Writers Finally Collect

Payments of more than $9 million have finally been issued to thousands of freelance writers following the 2014 settlement of a class action case filed in the wake of the landmark Tasini vs. New York Times, the seminal legal battle of the digital publishing era. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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