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  • ‘My father was a playwright so I grew up with reverence for writing. The sound of his typewriter clacking was one I grew to love. What I didn't know was how disappointed he was by the failure of his work to reach the West End. Later, I realised not all writing careers end in disappointment...

Organizers of the United Kingdom's TS Eliot Prize had planned to hold its shortlisted poets' readings at London's Royal Festival Hall on January 10 and an awards ceremony on the 11th.

Naver, Korea's leading internet platform, is acquiring Wattpad for more than $600 million in cash and stock.

Over the weekend fanfiction website Archive of our Own went down, to the dismay of fanfic readers everywhere. While it's not the result of any one fic, despite what some fans thought, it's a reflection of how much the pandemic has changed our fanfiction reading habits.

When COVID-19 hit in early 2020, the press coverage was overwhelming. The trusted book publishing media, including Publishers WeeklyInternational news website of book publishing and bookselling...

There are a ton of book-to-movie adaptations coming our way this year, even exceeding this list. Those that do not have set dates yet we've omitted, such as YA sequels To All The Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean, After We Fell and crime action flick Tom Clancy's Without Remorse starring...

Women ‘are routinely overlooked for awards,' says Melinda Gates as her Pivotal Ventures company backs the forthcoming Carol Shields Prize for Fiction.

While I was planning my current novel and annotating that plan, I asked myself a series of questions in the annotations. I know I'm not the only one to make notes on a draft in the form of questions, but until recently I wasn't aware that I was creating problems for myself by not categorizing...

Eight of Barbara Taylor Bradford's novels are to be made into TV dramas after the author secured a major deal with independent film company The Forge.

The deal was brokered by Bradford's media agent, Luke Speed, on behalf of Jonathan Lloyd of the...

Bernardine Evaristo, the Booker prize-winning novelist, is heading a major project to republish books by black British writers that generally disappeared without trace before they could receive the recognition they deserved.

From Michael Hansen's perspective, the textbook industry is having a Spotify moment.

The chief executive of Cengage, a leading publisher, brought up the music streaming service on an investor call last month, in reference to a question about the future of physical textbooks.

Book burning has not historically been considered an anti-fascist gesture. But in the wake of the storming of the Capitol Building in Washington DC by crazed Trump supporters, perhaps that's set to change.

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