London literary life excludes northern writers, prize organisers say | Books

London literary life excludes northern writers, prize organisers say | Books

Northern writers still face a struggle to make it in the London-centric literary world, the organisers of a regional literary prize have said. Claire Malcolm, founder and chief executive of New Writing... Read more »
Romance Writers of America files for bankruptcy amid bitter racism battle

Romance Writers of America files for bankruptcy amid bitter racism battle

For decades, the Romance Writers of America (RWA) served as a champion for the mostly female authors of one of the country’s most popular – and denigrated – genres of fiction. Source... Read more »
Romance Writers of America files for bankruptcy amid bitter racism battle | Books

Romance Writers of America files for bankruptcy amid bitter racism battle | Books

For decades, the Romance Writers of America (RWA) served as a champion for the mostly female authors of one of the country’s most popular – and denigrated – genres of fiction. But... Read more »
Eight writers win ‘freedom and time to write’ with 5,000 Windham-Campbell prizes | Books

Eight writers win ‘freedom and time to write’ with $175,000 Windham-Campbell prizes | Books

Deirdre Madden, Kathryn Scanlan and Hanif Abdurraqib are among the eight recipients of this year’s Windham-Campbell prizes, worth $175,000 (£140,000) each. Madden, who is from Northern Ireland, was recognised for her eight... Read more »
How Lucy Sante Became the Person She Feared

How Lucy Sante Became the Person She Feared

In early 2021, the writer Lucy Sante sent an e-mail to her closest friends. Its subject was “A Bombshell,” which Sante later joked was an unintentional pun. In the text she attached,... Read more »
Eight writers win ‘freedom and time to write’ with 5,000 Windham-Campbell prizes | Books

“Martyr!” Plays Its Subject for Laughs but Is Also Deadly Serious

A novel with the title “Martyr!” arrives on the scene preloaded and explosive. The word is fraught, even more so now than when the book’s author, the Iranian American poet Kaveh Akbar,... Read more »
What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in February | Books

What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in February | Books

Matt Lloyd-Rose, author Having worked as a carer, primary school teacher and volunteer police officer, I’m always on the lookout for literary non-fiction that explores big social questions: searing, lyrical books like... Read more »
Romance Writers of America files for bankruptcy amid bitter racism battle

Melbourne writers festival deputy chair resigns over Aboriginal and Palestinian solidarity poetry event | Festivals

The deputy chair of the Melbourne writers festival, Leslie Reti, has resigned over a poetry session on Aboriginal and Palestinian solidarity in this year’s program. The festival’s artistic director, Michaela McGuire, has... Read more »
Romance Writers of America files for bankruptcy amid bitter racism battle

New Yorker Writers’ and Editors’ Favorite Bookstores in New York City

Printed Matter Chelsea Thrilling, overwhelming, chaotic: even if I spend an hour in Printed Matter, I often feel like I’ve only scratched the surface. It took me a couple of years to... Read more »
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