Authors of colour made up 19.6% of YA writers in 2019

Authors of colour made up 19.6% of Young Adult writers published in 2019, a huge leap on previous years, according to new research. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 14:25:59 UTC ]
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6 Caribbean Children’s and YA Book Authors

Get to know the works of some of the best Caribbean authors writing classic and contemporary books for young readers. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-02-09 11:36:00 UTC ]
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YA author James launches The Climate Fiction Writers League

Author Lauren James has established The Climate Fiction Writers League, a group of over 50 international published authors writing about climate change.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-07 22:31:59 UTC ]
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YA authors of colour in decline, study shows

The number of authors of colour publishing YA books has declined since 2006, a new study has revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Children’s authors of colour published in UK rose to 11.7% of market in 2021

BookTrust research shows, however, that the overall picture ‘remains far from representative’ with some writers and illustrators reporting tokenismNew research has found that 11.7% of children’s book creators published in the UK in 2021 were people of colour, up from 5.6% in 2017.Despite the big... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-11-23 06:01:50 UTC ]
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It's Never Too Late: Seven Authors on Making Their YA Debuts After Age 50

These first-time authors are out to prove that life experience and hindsight are advantages when it comes to crafting riveting stories for teens. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-09-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Poison pens: leading writers call for overhaul of UK’s Society of Authors

Literary world riven by conflict as trade union is accused of inappropriately taking sides in culture warIt is a literary row that threatens to consume the very organisation set up to protect authors’ rights. And, in spite of the involvement of three prominent names in children’s books, it has... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-08-21 09:00:05 UTC ]
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Book Riot’s YA Book Deals of the Day: August 6, 2022

The best YA deals of the day, sponsored by Macmillan's Happily Ever After newsletter. `Macmillan's Happily Ever After newsletter`https://bookriot.com/giveaways/win-200-to-the-ripped-bodice/`https://bookriot.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/BR_rippedBodice200_300x250.jpg.optimal.jpg` Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-08-06 10:30:00 UTC ]
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Register Today for AAPI Communities in Conversation #6 Featuring Malaka Gharib, author of I Was 'Their American Dream'

The sixth installment in the AAPI Communities in Conversation series, featuring Malaka Gharib, author of 'I Was Their American Dream,' is now set for Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 1:00 pm ET. Register here. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Review: With 'Yerba Buena,' a top L.A. author of queer YA romance is all grown up

Nina LaCour's first novel for adults, "Yerba Buena," follows a promising and complicated lesbian love story in the mold of Sarah Waters. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-05-26 13:00:31 UTC ]
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Book Riot’s YA Book Deals of the Day: March 19, 2022

The best YA ebook deals, sponsored by Get Underlined.`Get... Continue reading at Book Riot

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Bestselling Author Shows How Trump Allies Are Plotting To Undermine Jan. 6 Probe

Don Winslow says the strategy is simple and obvious, and it could mean they'll never be held accountable. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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BookLife Indie Author Forum Set for March 19

BookLife, PW’s subsidiary devoted to helping self-published authors, will hold the first BookLife Indie Author Forum on March 19 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT. The forum will cover the writing and publishing of adult and children’s books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-01-12 05:00:00 UTC ]
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CrimeFest offers bursary for crime author of colour

CrimeFest is offering a bursary for a writer of colour to attend its festival in May 2022 and appear on a panel. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-19 23:32:15 UTC ]
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6 Memoirs on Audio Read by Their Authors

Audiobook performances by talented narrators is wonderful, but an audiobook memoir read by its author gives such a personal touch. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-11-23 11:30:00 UTC ]
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SCBWI organises free workshop for writers of colour

A free workshop for writers of colour is being organised by The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-22 20:37:24 UTC ]
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YA authors shelve NFT story after social media backlash

A group of YA authors have been forced to backtrack over plans for a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) story following an online backlash against the project.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-25 11:15:07 UTC ]
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Vintage signs Letters to a Writer of Colour edited by Anappara and Soomro

Vintage has acquired an essay anthology examining the craft of writing through the lens of race and culture, edited by novelists Deepa Anappara and Taymour Soomro. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-07 11:56:04 UTC ]
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RCW and Knights Of launch children's publishing workshop for authors of colour

The RCW literary agency and publisher Knights Of have announced the return of a free children’s publishing workshop for aspiring authors of colour, now in partnership with development scheme Megaphone. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-08 01:37:05 UTC ]
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Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival apologises for absence of female writers of colour

The organisers of the 2021 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival have apologised for not including any female writers of colour in the programme . Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-02 16:32:23 UTC ]
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