Kate Atkinson calls authors reviewing their peers a 'callous art'

British novelist who recently published latest book Transcription says she tries not to read bad reviewsThe literary world is packed with novelists reviewing the books of their colleagues but it is not something Kate Atkinson would do, calling it a “callous art”. Related: Drawn from life: why have novelists stopped making things up? Related: Kate Atkinson on her new novel, Transcription – books podcast Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors on the Air June 15, 2015: Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson, author of 'A God in Ruins' (Little, Brown; 9780316176538) will appear on NPR's 'Morning Edition' on Tuesday, May 16. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Society of Authors renews calls for TV shows to pay authors

The Society of Authors (SoA) has renewed its calls for TV companies to pay and credit historians and authors for their research work after a rise in complaints from members. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Authors Guild Issues Call to MacAdam Cage Authors

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Amber Share turned negative reviews of national parks into an art form

The creator of the Subpar Parks Instagram account offers tips on how to make the most of a park visit. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Bookseller calls for authors to pen 'ode to booksellers'

The Bookseller is calling for authors to pen an “ode to booksellers” as part of a celebration of the trade during a time when high-street bookshops are unable to open their doors.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Authors Guild calls for DoJ to block Bertelsmann's S&S purchase

The Authors Guild and other writers' groups in the US have written a letter to the Department of Justice to block Bertelsmann's takeover of Simon & Schuster. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Coke in giant agency review and FTC threatens Facebook: Thursday Wake-Up Call

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Forty per cent of western academics overloaded by peer review requests, finds IOP

More than 40% of UK, German and US reviewers feel overloaded by peer review requests, far more than in most other parts of the world, according to a study by IOP Publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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US Publishers, Authors, Booksellers Call Out Amazon’s ‘Concentrated Power’ in the Book Market

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Authors call for Nicholson's reinstatement in honorary Booker Prize role

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Call the author

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Authors call out John Lewis for 'similarities' between Christmas ad and children's books

John Lewis' Christmas advert has come under fire as author and former bookseller Jen Campbell highlighted the similarities between the advert and her children’s book Franklin’s Flying Bookshop (Thames & Hudson). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Nearly half of all book reviews in Australia in 2018 were of works by female authors

Stella Count researchers say gender parity reached by most publicationsResearchers have praised most Australian publications for reaching gender parity in their book review sections last year.Of published book reviews in Australia in 2018 49% were for books written by women, according to... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Review: George Takei's 'They Called Us Enemy' shows injustice through a child's eyes

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Society of Authors Calls on UK Government to Fight Online Book Piracy

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SoA calls on ACE to increase diversity in the arts and secure libraries' future

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Literary agent ordered to pay $500,000 to Australian author Kate Morton after lawsuit loss

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CILIP makes changes at Carnegie and Kate Greenaway following diversity review

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