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Pan Mac acquires Hensher writing title

The Bookseller – 2012-02-02

Pan Macmillan has acquired a non-fiction title by Man Booker-shortlisted novelist and journalist...

Tamarind: 'more multicultural writing needed'

The Bookseller – 2012-01-09

Publisher Tamarind Books has called for more writers and illustrators to tackle multicultural...

The Writing Life: The point of the long and winding sentence

L.A. Times – 2012-01-08

Pico Iyer says writing longer phrases is a way to protest the speed of information bites people are subjected to each day."Your sentences are so long," said a friend who teaches English at a local...

Faceless net giants writing own rule books

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2011-12-19

Businesses have little recourse - or human contact - when resolving disputes with Google or Facebook, write Julian Lee and Ben Grubb.

Are long and short form writing mutually exclusive?

Poynter. – 2011-12-17

In today’s publishing world, Twitter and the blogosphere are the new breeding grounds for many book authors, yet some writers express frustration when trying to strike a balance between the demands...

Foyles partners with National Academy of Writing

The Bookseller – 2011-12-08

Foyles has partnered with the National Academy of Writing to host courses for writers seeking to...

Mark Cuban Takes Shot at Writing an E-Book

AllThingsD – 2011-11-21

Mark Cuban has 335,000 friends on Facebook and 760,000 followers on Twitter. Monday, the Internet billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team will test just how friendly those fans...

Memoir Writing Tricks on the Menu

Media Bistro – 2011-09-30

Our guest on this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu was Darin Strauss, the National Book Critics Circle Award-nominated author of Chang and Eng and The Real McCoy. The novelist explored his...

Get author consent in writing, publisher agents told

The Bookseller – 2011-09-22

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 22/09/2011 - 15:46 Agents who wish to publish their clients’ work must offer them a detailed explanation of what they will personally gain from...

Bloody Scotland to host crime writing festival

The Bookseller – 2011-09-19

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 19/09/2011 - 08:20 Scotland is to hold its first Crime Writing Festival next year, supported by Stirling Council, Creative Scotland and the...

Digital rates could dissuade authors from writing - Swift

The Bookseller – 2011-08-18

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 18/08/2011 - 12:10 Man Booker-winning author Graham Swift has said there is a danger aspiring writers may be put off from writing if the rates...

AUDIO: 'Ebooks could threaten writing'

BBC News – 2011-08-17

Booker Prize winning author Graham Swift believes digital publishing could threaten the livelihood of authors in the future because they are being paid too little.

Macmillan New Writing to continue after Atkins departure

The Bookseller – 2011-08-05

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 08:30 Pan Macmillan's Macmillan New Writing scheme will continue despite the head of the imprint leaving the company. Will Atkins,...

Memoir Writing Advice on the Menu

Media Bistro – 2011-07-15

Working on a memoir? In this encore edition of Morning Media Menu, author Darin Strauss shared tips for aspiring memoirists. The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Chang and Eng and...

Writing young-adult fiction: Better than going to the prom.

Slate – 2011-06-23

Young-adult books are being sold to an audience that can't vote, yet they're being written by people commonly referred to on the Internet as "the olds." We should know. We're two of them. Both of us...

Google executive writing about Egypt uprising wins $2M-plus book deal

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-05-10

The Google executive credited with helping to inspire the uprising in Egypt has a seven-figure book deal.

Google executive writing memoir about Egypt revolt

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-05-10

(05-09) 13:06 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- The Google executive credited with helping to inspire the uprising in Egypt has a seven-figure book deal. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that Wael...

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize: This year's shortlist spans a world of great writing

The Independent – 2011-04-15

It took some hard pounding and tough talking, but we got there in the end. The six novels featured on this page make up the shortlist for the 2011 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. They will compete...

Anthony Horowitz: 'I'm phobic about dying in the middle of writing a book'

The Independent – 2011-04-03

Ian Fleming has had a huge influence on me I always loved the Bond books and the films were a major event in a rather boring childhood. But Roger [Moore] was in that role far too long; he was 57 when...

Forbes wins £50k Warwick Prize for Writing

The Bookseller – 2011-03-23

Publication Date: Wed, 23/03/2011 - 07:50 Writer, journalist and editor Peter Forbes' exploration of mimicry and camouflage in nature, art and warfare has been awarded the £50,000 Warwick Prize for...

The art of writing: Hanif Kureishi reveals how to succeed in the worlds of fiction and film

The Independent – 2011-03-04

Ihad wanted to be a writer – to devote myself to words and storytelling – from the age of 14. I can remember the moment it occurred to me, one day at school, and how differently I felt about the...

Anna Porter finalist for political writing award

CBC – 2011-01-05

Anna Porter, founder of Canadian publishing house Key Porter Books, is a finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Best of 2010: The First Rule of Web Writing: There Are No Rules

Media Bistro – 2011-01-01

The experts we spoke with for this May feature advocate ditching traditional style rules in favor of tactics that triumph online. And our Twitter followers chimed in with some tips of their own: "I,...

Time for publishers to cultivate a new wave of Asian writing

The Independent – 2010-12-31

I set up The Asian Writer, an online literary magazine, to raise the profile of published authors, after becoming frustrated that they were given little mainstream exposure. I wanted to give emerging...

Curtis Brown launches creative writing school

The Bookseller – 2010-12-14

Curtis Brown Creative is launching the first...

Book Writing Advice for Nerds [Writing]

Yahoo – 2010-07-17

# writing Writing a book is hard. Being a geek doesn't make it easier, but does help you analyze and, maybe, use better universal writing tools and even plan on highly variable output. Blogger and...

Justice Sotomayor aims to inspire by writing memoir

Reuters – 2010-07-12

Reuters - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will write a "coming-of-age memoir" detailing her modest immigrant upbringing in New York to her appointment as the first Hispanic to serve on...

Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors Announce Winners in Writing/Photo Contests

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-02

The Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors announced winners of the group's annual writing and photo contests on Thursday.

Crowther wins top writing prize

BBC News – 2010-03-24

Belgian illustrator and author Kitty Crowther wins the 2010 Astrid Lindgren Memorial award, which honours the best in children's writing.

Nobel Peace Prize winner ElBaradei writing memoir

AP – 2010-03-16

AP - Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei (ehl-BEHR'-uh-day) is writing a memoir about his years as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, including the search for weapons of mass...

Man Asian Booker turns focus on English writing

The Book Seller – 2010-03-08

The Man Asian Literary Prize has been...

A Writer's Misadventures in Writing – 2010-03-07

A writer grapples with the ups and downs of her craft.

Science Writing At Its Finest? Richard Dawkins's 'Oxford Book Of Modern Science Writing'

The Huffington Post – 2010-02-25

What's Your Reaction? Sometime in 1976 I was asked to be a judge for the 1975 National Book Awards for the category "The Sciences."

Margaret Atwood Is An Optimist, Despite Writing Disaster

The Huffington Post – 2010-02-18

What's Your Reaction? "Anybody who writes a book is an optimist," the much-honored writer says, with a dry impishness, in a phone interview. "First of all, they think they're going to finish it....

A writing career becomes harder to scale

LA Times – 2010-02-07

Authors used to expect to struggle as they gained experience. But now it is sell -- or else.

Former treasury secretary writing about meltdown

International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-25

A book coming this fall will offer one of the ultimate inside takes on the economic crisis — from former Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson Jr.

Cell phone stories writing new chapter in print publishing

CNN – 2009-02-26

Yume-Hotaru's first novel was a best-seller in Japanese bookstores, and he wrote it entirely with his thumbs.

Kathy Griffin Is Writing a Memoir

US Weekly – 2009-02-24

Kathy Griffin is writing a memoir! The comedian inked a lucrative deal to publish her book with Random House's Ballantine imprint, The New York Observer reported Monday. Check out photos of other...

Eliza Graham to Macmillan New Writing

The Book Seller – 2009-02-17

Pan Macmillan has acquired the rights to a...

Elizabeth Edwards writing book on facing adversity

AP via Yahoo! News – 2009-02-04

Elizabeth Edwards plans a new book about facing adversity, recapping an often-tumultuous life that most recently included her husband's public disclosure of an affair, her publisher said Tuesday.

Book Festival Director Rallies to Save Atlanta Writing Programs

Publishers Wekly – 2009-01-26

Darren Wang, executive director of the Decatur Book Festival, helped establish new writing programs in Atlanta following the downsizing at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum.

Writing the Web’s Future in Numerous Languages

New York Times – 2008-12-31

The globalization of the Web means that companies have to found ways to reach out to consumers in their native languages, a costly and time-consuming endeavor.

Achieving Your Dream: Writing and Publishing a Book

Carteret County News-Times – 2008-10-10

(ARA) - Many Americans would like to write a book, but think they don't have a prayer of getting published. Admit it, you've got a great story to tell or some expertise to share.

New York Publisher Sponsors Writing Contest for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated – 2008-10-08

New York, NY ( - Resilience Multimedia, publisher of the widely praised book, Think Outside the Cell: An Entrepreneur's Guide for the Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated , is...

Improved digital writing deserves another look

San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-10-06

Promises of the paperless office have been circulating ever since the first IBM clones started showing up on desks in the early 1980s. Yet we're still tied to printed documents, and there's no sign...

Write Your Novel at WEbook [Writing]

Lifehacker – 2008-09-21

For those writers hoping to hit the big-time with their book ideas, new social publishing company WEbook wants to recreate for books what Digg did for internet articles. Submit your work to...

'Sex and the City' author writing teen novels about Carrie Bradshaw

Boston Herald – 2008-09-17

NEW YORK - Meet "Sex and the City" protagonist Carrie Bradshaw, in her teenage years. "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell is writing a pair of...

At writing camp, getting tips from legends

CNN – 2008-08-25

It's billed as the oldest writers' conference in the nation, a gathering at a picturesque mountaintop retreat where literary giants, book editors and up-and-coming novelists have been coming...

Nigeria: Managing Director of State-Owned Newspaper Dismissed for Writing, Publishing Article Disparaging President – 2008-08-25

Copyright © 2008 Media Rights Agenda. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media ( ). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections -- or for permission to...

Romance-writing hopefuls discuss craft in S.F.

San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-08-18

Forget scones and Devonshire cream. Red meat is on the menu in the new generation of romance novels. According to fall book promotions, "the alpha male is back," paired up this time with a...

Gloomy autumn on way for French writing

Guardian – 2008-08-08

France's literary output will be down in every sense this year, with fewer titles published and grim subject matter prevailing

John Healy's book about his redemption through chess and writing brought me hope in dark times

Guardian – 2008-08-04

Some books have the power to change the way you think about life. One such book is The Grass Arena, says Erwin James

Penguin China Launches Ambitious Writing Contest

Publishers Wekly – 2008-07-24

Penguin's three-year-old outpost in China has established a new literary prize which it's dubbed “The Next – A Search for the New Face of Chinese Literature."

Bill Russell writing book about coach Red Auerbach

AP – 2008-07-14

AP - Basketball great Bill Russell is working on a memoir about his friendship with the late Red Auerbach, the Boston Celtics coach for whom Russell starred on a long run of championship teams.

Children's author shares writing smarts

Asheville Citizen-Times – 2008-07-10

ASHEVILLE -- Kerry Madden, author of a trilogy of novels for young readers set in Appalachia, comes to the area for readings and a children's writing workshop.

Giffords' husband writing 'Mousetronaut' for kids

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-21

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who collaborated with his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, on her memoir, is writing a children's book about a mouse that goes to space. "On my first space...

Abraham Verghese, author of ‘Cutting for Stone,’ describes his writing life

The Washington Post – 2011-12-10

I write by stealing time. The hours in the day have never felt as if they belonged to me. The greatest number has belonged to my day job as a physician and professor of medicine — eight to 12...

Writing prize taps Trudeau, Macdonald biographies

CBC – 2012-02-22

Biographies of Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and one of the most controversial, Pierre Trudeau, are vying for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling writing adult novel

Yahoo! News – 2012-02-23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling will return to the publishing world with a new adult book, whose title has not been named, Rowling said in a statement on Thursday. The writer,...

JK Rowling writing adult novel

Stuff – 2012-02-24

J.K. Rowling, whose Harry Potter fantasy book series became a global publishing phenomenon, is writing her first novel for adults but the title and plot are still a closely-guarded secret.

A History of Book Trailers; Cee Lo Green Is Writing a Memoir

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-02-29

Today in books and publishing: Cee Lo Green promises his memoir will help you "discover crazy," Jackie Collins is rewriting an old favorite and republishing it as an e-book, and book Cee...

Hornby to receive sports writing award

The Bookseller – 2012-03-05

The British Sports Book Awards is to celebrate its 10th anniversary with three new awards,...

Why women are writing about sex - without shame

Guardian – 2012-03-06

The UK's first conference for sex writers reflects a surge in confessional blogs and the rise of 'clit lit'. And as sex writing goes mainstream, some women are even ditching their pseudonyms, says...

South Africa: Writing Country's History - Only for the Brave

allAfrica – 2012-03-14

[iMaverick] How do you cover 109 years of South African history in a single volume to everyone's satisfaction? The short answer: with difficulty.

Author learns the perils of the business of writing

SacBee – 2012-03-18

It's not unusual for writers to discover that the business of writing is often more difficult than the actual writing part. Elk Grove novelist Elaine Macko considers herself fortunate to have a...

"Harry Potter" author JK Rowling writing adult novel

Yahoo! News – 2012-02-23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling, whose "Harry Potter" fantasy book series became a global publishing phenomenon, is writing her first novel for adults but the title and plot are still a...

The Writing Life: David Treuer mines his family's 'Rez Life'

Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-15

The son of an Ojibwe mother and a Jewish father writes about Native American reservation life in this nonfiction work.David Treuer never planned on writing nonfiction. "I was happy working on my...

Faber launches writing prize

The Bookseller – 2012-04-18

Faber has set up a new prize in memory of author Gordon Burn, alongside New Writing North and the...

Festival of Faith and Writing: the conference that brought John Updike, Salman Rushdie to western Michigan

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-23

This year's Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College included Jonathan Safran Foer, Marilynne Robinson, Chimimanda Ngoze Adichie, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Leila Aboulela.

Sir John A. Macdonald bio wins political writing prize

CBC – 2012-04-26

Richard Gwyn has won the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times published by Random House Canada.

Silicon Valley techie turns travel-writing nomad

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-05-05

Francis Tapon's new book follows his three-year, 25-country trek through Eastern Europe.

Writing for the Web, and Other Journalistic Hardships

Folio Magazine – 2012-05-22

On who is really suffering through the great media shift.

Stephen King writing crime novel

Hindustan Times – 2012-05-30

Stephen King will take on crime for a novel coming out next year. The author of “Carrie” and other ...

Travel Writing Tips on the Menu

Media Bistro – 2012-06-11

Today's guest on the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link) was Andrew Blackwell, author of Visit Sunny Chernobyl. Blackwell explained how he landed a book deal for a travel book that visits the most...

A new app keeps you writing – or else

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-06-14

The app and desktop program 'Write or Die' fights procrastination by deleting text or making obnoxious noises when writers fail to buckle down.

Richard Ford: Why writing is an act of optimism

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-06-15

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford talks about his new novel "Canada," his memories of the late Raymond Carver, and how art makes life.   

Harlequin And Mills & Boon Launch Global Writing Contest With Publishing Contract Prize

CNW – 2012-06-22

So You Think You Can Write online conference allows aspiring writers to spend a week with over 50 Harlequin and Mills & Boon editors from around the world

Rotimi Babatunde wins Caine Prize for African Writing

CBC – 2012-07-03

Nigerian author, poet and playwright Rotimi Babatunde is the latest winner of the Caine Prize, the literary honour described as the Booker Prize for African writers.

Blagojevich's brother writing book on legal saga

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-07-07

CHICAGO (AP) -- Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother says he's writing a book about his own three-year-long legal ordeal that resulted in prosecutors dropping all charges against...

The Writing Life: Chris Colfer of 'Glee' inspired by fairy tales

Los Angeles Times – 2012-07-15

The television star mines childhood fascination in writing 'The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.' When Chris Colfer was just 20, he'd already been named one of GQ magazine's men of the year,...

Media Decoder Blog: Blind Chinese Rights Activist Is Writing a Memoir

The New York Times – 2012-07-18

Chen Guangcheng, whose nighttime escape and conflict with the Chinese government led to a diplomatic crisis for the United States last spring, is writing a memoir to be published next year.

Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book

Guardian – 2012-07-30

Moira Butterfield and Nosy Crow keen to see authors and publishers collaborating more on book-appsMany children's book-apps are based on existing print titles, with the original author's role...

The Writing Life: Sandi Tan switches genres for 'The Black Isle'

Los Angeles Times – 2012-08-05

She first envisioned the story about a young medium as a film but realized it was too unwieldy for the screen. So the filmmaker became a first-time novelist.Sandi Tan's past is teeming with ghosts....

The Scandal at the Southern Magazine of Good Writing

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-08-09

The Oxford American, "the Southern Magazine of Good Writing" is embroiled in a scandal. The short story, as Julie Bosman writes in the New York Times, is that founding editor Marc Smirnoff,...

David Bergen on how he started writing

CBC – 2012-08-09

David Bergen, author of Giller Prize-winner The Time in Between and The Matter with Morris, looks back at how he started writing.

Jerry Sandusky reportedly writing a book in jail

Los Angeles Times – 2012-08-16

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is working on a book with his wife, according to Johnston, Pa., television station WJAC .

Former Newsweek editor says his writing appeared under Zakaria’s byline

Poynter. – 2012-08-22

The New York Observer | The Atlantic | International Business Times Former Newsweek senior editor Jerry Adler tells Daniel D’Addario he wrote a piece for the magazine that ran under...

Kobo Writing Life platform ups royalty rate

The Bookseller – 2012-08-24

Kobo is to up the level of royalties self-published authors earn on its Writing Life platform by...

Why William Zinsser’s writing book is still number one

Poynter. – 2012-08-29

Not long ago I purchased yet another edition of “On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction,” written by William Knowlton Zinsser, that prolific author, editor, and teacher...

Amazon Changed Reading. Now It Could Change Writing

Fast Company – 2012-09-07

Throughout its 17-year history, Amazon has helped change the way that books are sold, the format in which they’re read and how they are published. Now it could change how they’re written. In...

Jonah Lehrer says he’s writing about ‘false accusations that have been made about my work’

Poynter. – 2012-09-26

Los Angeles Magazine Thirteen grafs into Amy Wallace’s piece about Jonah Lehrer, she describes emailing Lehrer to ask “how Lehrer felt as he perched on the precipice before making his...

The Writing Life: Straight talk with Susan Straight

Los Angeles Times – 2012-09-30

The author finds inspiration in her hometown of Riverside, especially in her trilogy about an African American family, including the new 'Between Heaven and Here.'Susan Straight lives mere blocks...

Australia launches Stella Prize for women's writing

The Bookseller – 2012-10-22

Australia's first major literary prize for women's writing, the Stella Prize, said to be...

Pan Mac joins creative writing surge

The Bookseller – 2012-11-06

Pan Macmillan is the latest publisher to start offering creative writing tutoring. It will begin...

Author Philip Roth says he is done with writing

Yahoo! News – 2012-11-10

(Reuters) - Seminal American author Philip Roth, whose novels explored modern Jewish-American life, has told a French magazine that he will write no more books because he has lost his passion for it....

Arundhati Roy Writing New Novel

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-13

Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things, announced at the Sharjah International Book Fair that she is currently working on a new novel.

National Lampoon Co-Founder Shares Writing Advice

Media Bistro – 2012-11-16

Today's guest on the Morning Media Menu was Henry Beard, a co-founder of National Lampoon and one of the writers behind the classic parody of J. R. R. Tolkien's work, Bored of the Rings. Beard...

Book gives up-close look at Graham Greene's political writing

Yahoo! News – 2012-11-23

MIAMI (Reuters) - In 1965 British author Graham Greene arrived in the Dominican Republic fresh from neighboring Haiti where he witnessed first hand the "unique evil" of Haiti's brutal dictator,...

Philip Roth's retirement from writing is mourned by a former student

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-11-30

A former Iowa Writers Fiction Workshop participant who studied under Roth wonders how a teacher who instilled in him a deep love of fiction can be throwing in the towel.

Hot Key launches writing project

The Bookseller – 2012-12-11

Hot Key Books has launched a free interactive writing project, "Fleur Hitchcock's Story...

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