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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Bolton Accuses Trump Administration of Seeking to Suppress His Book

In a response filed ahead of a hearing set for today, former national security adviser John Bolton accused the Trump administration of using the government’s prepublication review process to suppress his memoir, 'The Room Where It Happened.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón dies, aged 55

Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón, whose novels include bestseller The Shadow of the Wind, has died at the age of 55. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-18 16:39:13 UTC ]
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Women's Prize Trust launches writers' development programme

The Women's Prize Trust is launching Discoveries, a writers’ development programme offering aspiring female writers of all ages and backgrounds "encouragement and support" at the beginning of their creative journeys. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-18 07:15:38 UTC ]
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We could and should do more: publishers reply to the Black Writers' Guild

Publishers have responded to the Black Writers’ Guild’s open letter, welcoming their suggestions and agreeing they have work to do Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-16 13:02:41 UTC ]
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Black Writers’ Guild calls for sweeping change in UK publishing

More than 100 authors join new body calling for the industry to address deep-seated inequalities in output and personnelMore than 100 writers including Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo, Benjamin Zephaniah and Malorie Blackman have called on all major publishing houses in the UK to introduce... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-15 17:08:57 UTC ]
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An open letter to UK publishing from the Black Writers' Guild

The protest movement sweeping the world since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has forced an international soul searching to understand the pervasive racial inequalities that haunt most sectors of our society. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-15 17:05:27 UTC ]
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Black Writers' Guild tells UK publishing how to get its own house in order

The Black Writers' Guild has issued an open letter, signed by writers including Dorothy Koomson, Malorie Blackman, Candice Carty-Williams, David Olusoga and Bernardine Evaristo, telling British publishers it is "deeply concerned" they are "raising awareness of racial inequality without... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-14 19:50:25 UTC ]
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Bad Form Young Writers’ Prize launches with trade support

Bad Form, the quarterly literary review magazine, is launching a new prize for young black, Asian, Arab and other non-white fiction writers based in the UK, with support from across the publishing industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-14 17:30:53 UTC ]
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Lindsay Literary Agency sponsors diversity scholarship for third year

The Lindsay Literary Agency is sponsoring a diversity scholarship for a third year, with the successful applicant getting a place at the Virtual Writers' Weekend. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-14 16:16:51 UTC ]
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Black Bookstore Selling Out of Books For First Time in 30 Years: Critical Linking, June 14, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-14 10:30:00 UTC ]
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To Change How You Publish in the Digital Age, Start with a Question

Publishers considering transforming their businesses from print first or print-centric to digital first or digital-centric should begin by asking lots of people a simple question: what would you like to be able to do that you can’t do now? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Studio Press acquires two 'important' early years series

Bonnier Books UK imprint Studio Press has acquired two new board book series for its early years publishing.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-11 20:55:38 UTC ]
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WATCH: Best of the Sun Valley Writer’s Conference, with Dr. Abraham Verghese

In the inaugural episode of its new digital webcast series, SVWC NOW, the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference presents bestselling author (My Own Country, Cutting for Stone), physician, and winner of a 2015 National Humanities Medal, Dr. Abraham Verghese in conversation with novelist and SVWC... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-10 17:00:11 UTC ]
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Kennedy shortlisted for Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award for consecutive year

Louise Kennedy has made the six-strong shortlist for this year's Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award for the second year running. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-07 17:27:57 UTC ]
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Grace Edwards, Harlem Mystery Writer, Dies at 87

A former director of the Harlem Writers Guild, she published her first novel when she was 55, and her first mystery, featuring a stylish female ex-cop turned sleuth, when she was 64. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-05 21:17:02 UTC ]
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The writer who inspired Sue Grafton — her father — gets a welcome new edition

“The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope,” by C.W. Grafton, first published in 1943, is an offbeat, old-school suspense story. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-05 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Considering Whether Writers Are Born or Made

In this week’s issue, A.O. Scott writes about Wallace Stegner. In 1948, Stegner wrote for the Book Review about universities as a place for training writers. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-05 09:00:03 UTC ]
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Hamish Hamilton to publish Norwegian literary writer Linn Ullmann

Hamish Hamilton will publish Unquiet, a novel by Norwegian writer Linn Ullmann, daughter of film director Ingmar Bergman and actress Liv Ullmann. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-05 01:22:58 UTC ]
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Glasgow writer wins regional Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The regional winners of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize have been announced, with 20-year-old Reyah Martin taking the title for Europe and Canada. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-03 23:09:53 UTC ]
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Moscow School of Publishing: This Year a Digital Seminar Program

This year's Moscow School of Publishing program has been delivered in a series of digital lectures and conversations from the Garage Museum. The post Moscow School of Publishing: This Year a Digital Seminar Program appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-03 14:33:53 UTC ]
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