- Charities set up lucrative second-hand bookshops as books
become consumer items.
- As part of a boom, in the UK, the number of universities offering
postgraduate degree courses in creative writing has increased from
eight to 85.
- Who is the 'unofficial laureate of the sleepover generation',
who recently signed books for eight-and-a-half hours in one day for 3,000
- Itís not often that you can say a book may have changed the course
of history, but Richard A Clarke's Against all Enemies may have
done just that.
- 'Poetry is an art of translation, a connective strand between
unlike individuals, times and cultures.' Adrienne Rich in an interview
with Ruth Fainlight in the Independent on Sunday
- 'A life is always a jolly good story, and what else do you
want from a book but a jolly good story?' Barbara Schwepke of Haus
- 'Where publishers have worked successfully to build an author over
a number of books, agents shouldn't hold us to ransom every time there is
a new contract. ' Martin Neild
'The good thing about writing fiction is that you can get back at
people.' John Grisham
This month's new poster deals with the endlessly amusing subject of
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Courtesy of Writers' Forum magazine, an up-to-date listing and
description of of the 2004 book and writers' festivals in the UK.
3 Standards 'could
provide the world with some excellent, very low-cost applications to run
on the astonishingly cheap computing power that hardware standards have
'What we need is a nationwide literary mapping programme
to pinpoint bookshops, libraries and landmarks of literary interest.'
The first in our new series focusing on
writers' magazines looks at
How are you on lavender language? From the Editor of
Writers' Forum magazine.
Our March competition is still open.
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