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  • ‘Fiction is good at contradictions and flaws; it doesn't deal just in cause and effect, but in the inconsequential, the incidental, the half-formed, half-understood, and what is too ephemeral to write itself into the record.

Netflix has bought the rights to Roald Dahl's classic children's books from the author's family.



Publishers avoid highlighting the people who choose every word of the books they bring to English readers. This lack of transparency is misguided and unfair

Submitting your poems to a magazine, journal, or press is the first step to sharing your work with an audience and building up a readership, which is crucial if you're looking to publish your work in a pamphlet or collection later down the line. To help you in this process, we have compiled a...

Every reader goes through phases with their selection habits. Last year, for example, I wanted as little to do with the modern world as possible, for reasons I'm sure you can understand. I didn't want to read anything set in the last decade and I certainly didn't feel like reading any dystopian...

When I was 14 I shaved my head, stayed in a room alone for three days, and then dipped in the cool morning waters of the Ganges. It was all part of a common Indian ritual, a rite of passage between childhood and adolescence. The alone-in-a-room-for-three-days part was meant to be a time for...

Seven years ago, Louise Ross swapped her career in financial law for a life of crime (writing). She has eschewed the traditional model of agents and publishers deciding instead to do it all herself, selling more than seven million copies in the process. Howdunnit?

I have the unlikeliest of excuses for writing about disobedient spies, but here goes: the government censor made me do it.

There's the New York we see. The streets and neighborhoods, townhouses and office buildings, stoops and bodegas. That's a damn good city, electric and irrepressible, but there's another place just beyond that surface and it's populated by our ambitions. A city of nighthawks and hustlers. Around...

'I've written bits of Dick Francis novels for years,' I hear myself saying, 'So, before you ask anyone else, I'd like to have a go at writing a full one myself.'

Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child is calling for attitudes towards children's books to change, criticising the "lazy" assumption that "creating work with children in mind is easier or less demanding".

Anyone who attended the virtual event in June, when BookBrunch and Publishers WeeklyInternational news website of book publishing and bookselling including business news, reviews, bestseller...

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