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Whats new: 14 January 2019 - What's new 14 January 2019
  • 'Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have "essential" and "long overdue" meetings on those days. The funny thing is that, although writing has been my actual job for several years now, I still seem to have to fight for time in which to do...

Daphne du Maurier is one of the most overlooked writers of the twentieth century, says Oxford University's Laura Varnam. As Rebecca celebrates its eightieth anniversary and du Maurier enjoys a critical renaissance, Varnam explores five works that best highlight this novelist's sheer range and...

Flaubert might have adored or reviled Emma; that question is still up for debate. But it was exactly his ambivalence - and the indeterminacy of her likability - that set the template for potent female characters ever after. Fuck likeable: she was real. Whether readers love or pity her, most of...

At the 2018 Worldcon, fantasy author N.K. Jemisin became the first person to ever win three consecutive Hugo awards for Best Novel. Given that level of success, science fiction editor John Joseph Adams felt she'd be the perfect guest editor for the latest edition of his anthology series The Best...

When the Millions launched in 2003, it was in every way an artifact of its moment: a labor of love with a blogspot.com URL, dedicated to one man's love of literature. By day, C.

Poet Hannah Sullivan has won the prestigious and lucrative TS Eliot prize for her first collection Three Poems - just the third debut to land the award in its 25-year history, and a sign that the poetry world is hunting for a new generation of voices.

When you see publishers and authors chatting chummily at book parties, you're likely to think that they're on the same side - the side of great literature and the free flow of ideas.

As publishers in many parts of the world look for avenues in which their content can find more digital life-and profit-the international video streaming platforms clearly are gaining rapidly in importance.

Amazon has called the conclusions of a recent report into US author earnings flawed, after the Authors Guild suggested that the retail giant's dominance could be partly responsible for the "a crisis of epic proportions" affecting writers in the US.

In one of those quirky coincidences of news coverage, a familiar number has arisen in the top-line reporting from the United States' Authors Guild about author incomes.

Since 2009, their newly released report says, median incomes for authors from writing have fallen by 42 percent.

Commentary: 'Be ruthless about protecting writing days.' 14 January 2019

'Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have "essential" and "long overdue" meetings on those days. The funny thing is that, although writing has been my actual job for several years now, I still seem to have to fight for time in which to do it.

Whats new: 31 December 2018 - What's new 31 December 2018
  • 'Writers remember everything... especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he'll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels.

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