Myers and SoA condemn pressure on authors to 'perform'

Award-winning author Benjamin Myers and the Society of Authors (SoA) have criticised the pressure on writers to become “personalities” rather than be judged on their work as literary events increase. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-09 07:55:03 UTC ]
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Authors join Julian Barnes in condemning US authors' admission to Booker prize

Writers including AS Byatt and Philip Hensher say Commonwealth and British writers face greater struggle to find readers, now ‘dice are loaded’ AS Byatt, Philip Hensher and Susan Hill have joined authors backing Julian Barnes’s call for the Man Booker prize to exclude US writers once again, a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Most authors' incomes taking a hit, SoA's second poll suggests

The proportion of authors reporting a drop in income since the coronavirus pandemic began has increased, with almost 60% now seeing a decline in their income following the outbreak according to the Society of Author's latest poll, up over a third from a month ago.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-04 06:12:06 UTC ]
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SoA urges Johnson and Hunt to support authors

The Society of Authors is urging prime ministerial hopefuls Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to support authors and the wider creative industries.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-26 23:32:54 UTC ]
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Antrobus and debut author Youngson triumph at SoA awards

Raymond Antrobus and 70-year-old debut novelist Anne Youngson are among the winners of this year's £100,000 Society of Authors' Awards.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-17 02:12:28 UTC ]
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Bola and Seiffert among authors to receive SoA grants

Writers including J J Bola and Rachel Seiffert have been awarded grants by the Society of Authors in its latest round of funding to support works in progress. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Myers, Aw and Mozley among 31 writers honoured with Society of Authors Awards

Tash Aw, Jesse Greengrass and Fiona Mozley are among the 31 winners of the Society of Authors 2018 Authors' Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Demands South Carolina Police Cease Pressure on School About Reading List

The Authors Guild releases a letter sent to the president of a South Carolina police association: 'Attempts at censorship by law enforcement organizations cannot be tolerated in a democracy.' The post Authors Guild Demands South Carolina Police Cease Pressure on School About Reading List... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mozley, Gekoski and Myers shortlisted for SoA awards

Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novelist Fiona Mozley has scooped a nomination for the Society of Authors awards, as the shortlists are shared for the first time in the prizes’ 75-year history. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors facing increasing pressure on 'morality'

The Royal Society of Literature’s president Marina Warner has lamented the increasing pressure on authors to “win gold stars for conduct”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA challenges publishers to reveal how much they pay authors

The chief executive of the Society of Authors has challenged publishers to reveal how much they pay writers in their annual financial accounts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA grants £140,000 in support of authors' new work

The Society of Authors has distributed more than £140,000 between 61 authors to help support them in the development and completion of new work.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA urges authors to protest Scottish culture cuts

The Society of Authors is urging its members to protest the proposed cuts to Scottish culture funding. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors suffer from bargaining 'imbalance' says SoA

The Society of Authors has welcomed the Creative Freelancers report, issued this week by the Creative Industries Federation.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA calls on next government to offer 'more than just words' to support authors

The Society of Authors (SoA) is calling on the next government to offer "more than just words" to help support British authors and the culture sector. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors question deep discounts as SoA calls for greater contract transparency

The Society of Authors (SoA) has called on publishers to give authors “the right to say no” to high-discounting practices as part of its campaign for fairer, more transparent contracts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors condemn plans to shut Hay-on-Wye library

Authors including Joanne Harris (pictured), Kathy Lette and Robert Harris have slammed proposals to shut the library in Hay-on-Wye as “blasphemous” and “disastrously short sighted”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-10-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA vows to fight for authors' rights with European partners

The Society of Authors has vowed to continue its fight for authors’ rights by continuing its work in Europe to ensure UK authors' voices are heard in wake of the outcome of the EU referendum. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA seeks new law to protect authors

The Society of Authors is lobbying the government to introduce a new law to protect authors' and creators' contracts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Award-winning children's author Walter Dean Myers dies

Myers, author of such books as 'Hoops' and 'Monster,' recently published an essay lamenting what he saw as a lack of diverse characters in children's literature. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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