A Call to Southern Writers: Register People to Vote at Literary Events

Dear Literary Community, We write to you from the Texas and North Carolina chapters of Writers for Democratic Action, a national organization committed to “bringing together the literary community to demand racial and economic justice, champion suffrage for all people, oppose impediments to democratic government, and resist white supremacist, nationalist, and fascist movements.” The steering […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Industry Notes: Europeana Opens ‘Literary Tour’; Trio in UK Opens Literary Events Consultancy

Keyed on World Book Day, the cultural heritage platform Europeana opens a literature focus, as a new consultancy for festivals opens in the UK. The post Industry Notes: Europeana Opens ‘Literary Tour’; Trio in UK Opens Literary Events Consultancy appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The problematic white, male Southern writer who inspired a diverse generation

Why did Penguin decide to reissue a memoir and a novel by Harry Crews, a dead white Southern writer? His influence — and his truths — run deep. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Festival for Working Class Writers calls for book club titles

The Festival for Working-Class Writers' team are on the lookout for books to promote as part of their new book club, which launches in 2022. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Evaristo and Faulks among writers calling for translator cover credits

Bestselling authors including Bernardine Evaristo, Sebastian Faulks and Preti Taneja have called on writers to ask their publishers for translator names to appear on book covers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-30 06:26:35 UTC ]
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Indie publishing 'crucial' for literary fiction writers, Roffey says

Independent publishers are "crucial and critical" for literary fiction writers, Costa-winning author Monique Roffey has said, enabling them to take risks no mainstream publisher would allow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-11 11:27:01 UTC ]
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The Books That Made Me: 8 Writers on Their Literary Inspirations

In decades past, the Book Review occasionally asked young authors about their biggest influences. For our 125th anniversary, we put the question to a new generation. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Tuning into Radio You: A Conversation with Writer-Songwriter Ellen Adams, by Wendy Call

Interviews   Ellen Adams is a singer-songwriter and prose writer who splits her time between Seattle and Montreal. She has been a Lambda Literary Fellow for nonfiction and a Fulbright Fellow researching politically engaged contemporary art in Thailand.... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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STREET WRITER: The literary video game we didn’t know we needed.

Tired of the subtweets? The peevish reviews? The [gasp] indecorous email sign-offs? Do you wish the literary world would just conduct its brawls out in the open for all to see? Well, now you can fight along at home with Street Writer, Maxwell Neely-Cohen’s absolutely wonderful literary homage to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Nosy Crow holds open call for picture book submissions from writers of colour

Children's indie Nosy Crow is mounting an open call for submissions from writers of colour to broaden its picture books list. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Call for entries: young black writers competition

Guardian Weekend magazine and gal-dem are launching a memoir writing competition for UK-resident black women and black non-binary people aged 16-21 on the theme of ‘conversations’Calling all young black women and black non-binary writers aged 16-21. The Guardian is once again collaborating on a... Continue reading at The Guardian

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David Grossman calls on writers to bear witness to pandemic

Speaking at the launch for the Frankfurt book fair – this year focused online – the novelist said authors’ observations could ease the burden of the diseaseThe celebrated Israeli novelist David Grossman has called on his fellow writers to be “trenchant witnesses” to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-14 12:54:03 UTC ]
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Writers Against Trump wants to mobilize the literary community in advance of the election.

With voter registration deadlines approaching and misinformation around voter fraud spreading, a newly-formed coalition of writers is volunteering their time to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election this fall. The group, Writers Against Trump—whose initial members include Paul Auster,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-25 17:07:21 UTC ]
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Follow the new Ohio Literary Trail for the state’s best writerly spots.

This is cool: The Ohioana Library Association has released a map and list tracing a new “literary trail” through the state, featuring historical landmarks, museums, unique libraries, and other hidden destinations. The list isn’t limited to the state capital of Columbus, either. The selections... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Bookouture issues call-out for submissions from BAME fiction writers

Bookouture, in association with online magazine the Asian Writer and Dahlia Books, is putting out a call-out for commercial fiction submissions from unagented and unpublished writers from BAME backgrounds.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Writers and artists call for EU funds to protect European culture

Artists including writer Nina George and singer Björk have called for the European Council to provide extra funding for Europe's cultural sector following the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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WGGB calls for £20m support package for Scottish writers

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) is calling for a £20m support package from the Scottish government for writers and other creatives. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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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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

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Writers of the past turned suffering into literary masterpieces. They might help us understand how to meet the challenges of our day.

Authors have always tried to turn their sorrow and confusion into enduring monuments of beauty among the ruins. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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