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  • ‘I always quote Kurt Vonnegut. He said in the early part of his career he was dismissed as a science fiction writer and that critics tend to put genre books, including sci-fi, in the bottom drawer of their desk... It's true. I get the New York Times every Sunday. In 37 novels, I've never...

It's partly AI, partly a get-rich-quick scheme, and entirely bad for confused consumers.

A survey of 787 members of the Society of Authors (SoA) has found that a third of translators and a quarter of illustrators have lost work to generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems. Translators are also more likely to use AI to support their work, with 37% of respondents saying they...

The author Lynne Reid Banks, known for her novel The L-Shaped Room and her children's book series The Indian in the Cupboard, has died at the age of 94.

I launched my podcast Making It Up nearly three years ago with the goal of interviewing writers not for any particular work of theirs, but to talk to them about their lives. I didn't want to ask them what famous author they want to have dinner with or what their top five favorite books are ......

Link: Delicious nuggets 15 April 2024

A little knowledge about her real life protagonist, writes Leeanne O'Donnell, was just enough

Link: The influence of the supernatural 15 April 2024

Novelist Louise Jensen on how her own experiences with the supernatural influenced her new novel, The Intruders

The Irish author on the allure of Elizabeth Jane Howard, the brilliance of Bernardine Evaristo - and why she won't be revisiting Philip Roth

'Becoming an author has made me a more understanding and empathetic editor'

Until we have a mechanism to test for artificial intelligence, writers need a tool to maintain trust in their work. So I decided to be completely open with my readers

A tech sector dedicated to boiling things down has raised temperatures in some quarters of the publishing world

Horror fiction is having a moment, according to data showing 2023 was a record-breaking year for book sales in the genre.

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