Monthly Archives: May 2012

Multicultural Children’s Books Wanted

Tamarind Books, the children’s and Teen publisher, want writers and illustrators to include more multicultural themes in their books. Since joining the Random House Group, Tamarind Books wants to attract greater submissions. They have even expanded their lists from Picture … Continue reading

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The Name Producer!

If you’re a writer of fantasy fiction, you’ll be pleased to know that the difficult task of coming up with character names that meet the fantasy world that you’ve created is now over! Rinkworks have created a new, free, online … Continue reading

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London has a new book festival

Thanks to the Telegraph online for this one… Jimmy Carr, P.D. James and A.S. Byatt are among the speakers at the first ‘Words In the Park’ Festival in London’s Holland Park. London will host a new literary festival next weekend … Continue reading

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Battle for the Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction

Sir Terry Pratchett and Sue Townsend are among the five writers competing for this year’s Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. The judges of the prize are: James Naughtie, broadcaster and author; David Campbell, Everyman’s Library publisher; and Peter … Continue reading

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Surprise home care inspections underway

The Care Quality Commission (CCQ) has embarked on a special programme of 250 unannounced inspections of home care services. Over the next three months the CQC will be carrying out inspections to test ways of getting better information about how … Continue reading

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Jeanette Winterson to take up writing professorship at Manchester University

Thanks to the Guardian online for this one… Novelist best known for Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit will teach undergraduates and MA students in city of her birth Jeanette Winterson has been appointed professor of creative writing at Manchester … Continue reading

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Greek financial tragedy turned into fiction

Murders at the heart of Petros Markaris’ new book echo the fury felt towards Greece’s tax-dodging elite. Markaris’ novel tells of a serial killer stalking the wealthy suburbs of Athens for rich Greek victims who have failed to pay their … Continue reading

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