Tag Archives: Manuscripts

Lost Conan Doyle novel now published

Taken from writers-online.com Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first novel was lost to the public twice: the first time the manuscript was lost in the post en route to the publishers and, despite rewriting it from memory and subsequently drawing on … Continue reading

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Salman Rushdie’s confused Twitter identity

Salman Rushdie – or possibly someone pretending to be Salman Rushdie – is posting a short story on Twitter with the username @SalmanRushdie1 Confusion about the tweeter’s identity has occured because @salmanrushdie has already been taken. ‘who are you?’ posted … Continue reading

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Kids books – reading count for the summer

Are your children off of school for the summer holidays? Unsure how to motivate them into picking up a book or two and spending some of their leisure time reading? Why not get them to enter The Guardian’s children’s book … Continue reading

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Vote for your Scottish Book of the Year!

Members of the public only have until 31 July 2011 (aka tomorrow!) to cast their vote for the Scottish Book of the Year. The winner of this prize will be determined through a combination scoring system that combines public vote … Continue reading

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George RR Martin breaks sales records

It is reported that the author George RR Martin became very worked up indeed when an Amazon employee in Germany despatched copies of his latest novel before the official publication date of 12 July. However the fantasy author need not have … Continue reading

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Rare Jane Austin novel triples valuation

There are only four surviving Jane Austen manuscripts out there…and one of them tripled its valuation to raise £993,250 at auction at Sotheby’s yesterday. Austen’s unfinished 1804 novel The Watsons was abandoned long before publication of Sense and Sensibility seven … Continue reading

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Shorelines festival for writers who like to be near the sea!

Celebrating literature with the sea as its theme, Shorelines: The World’s First Literature Festival of the Sea takes place in Southend-on-Sea between 15 and 17 July This three-day festival has been curated by writer, poet and performer Lemn Sissay and … Continue reading

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London newspaper states it will review ‘any book’

The books editor of a new free London newspaper has said that the publication is looking for the work of aspiring writers and self-published authors to feature in a book section of the newsaper. Carlo Kamchis, the editor for the … Continue reading

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Bromley Literature Festival

The first Bromley Literature Festival will be running between the 15th June and the 10th July this year, with tickets and a full programme of events available to download from here: <http://bromleylitfest.co.uk/> The Festival will be held at Bromley Central … Continue reading

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£10,000 of short story prize money available!

Manchester Writing School at MMU has launched the second Manchester Fiction Prize with a cash prize of £10,000 associated with it. This prize money will be awarded to the writer with the best short story entry – story to be … Continue reading

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