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  • 'Why does the writer write? The writer writes to serve - hopelessly he writes in the hope that he might serve - not himself and not others, but that great cold elemental grace which knows us. A writer I very much admire is Don DeLillo.

2020 was a strange year, for obvious reasons.

Many of us spent a lot of 2020 in lockdown, either trying to keep up with work or looking for a new job.

Some days we think of poetry as a dead antelope and poets as the wolves, hyenas, and coyotes who come to fight over the innards, teeth bared, growling.

I'm a writer and a techie. I like tinkering. Over the years I've observed that many writers are stuck using old technology which potentially hampers their creative output. If you'd like to improve your writing setup but don't know where to start, this guide is for you.

The author of the cult classic novel The Dice Man, in which a bored psychiatrist travels to some very dark places when he lets "the dice decide" his options, has died at the age of 87.

George Powers Cockcroft, who published The Dice Man in 1971 under the pseudonym Luke Rhinehart, died on...

William Boyd was 16 in 1968, the year his new novel, Trio, is set. It was a moment of change and social revolution, but Boyd's impetus to write the novel-which centers on a shoot in Brighton, England, for a fictional film titled Ladder to the Moon-was driven by his teenage recollections of an...

Sci-fi anthology stalled since 1974 will be produced by executor, screenwriter J Michael Straczynski, adding stories by today's big-name SF writers

The Nigerian-American author won the Orange Prize in 2007 and her ‘Half of a Yellow Sun' has been voted the best of the Women's Prize's 25 years of winners.

Author-illustrator Diane Alber self-published her first children's book, I'm Just a Scribble, in the fall of 2017 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Fifty titles and nearly one million print unit sales later, she has partnered with Surge Licensing to expand her brand and characters...

That HC and PRH are the two leading companies for HC is no surprise. HC has long eyed further expansion into book publishing and, as PW previously reported, HC CEO Brian Murray noted at a company Town Hall meeting this summer that the publisher was looking at acquiring S&S.

Two African women are in the running for the 2020 Booker Prize, in a historic first for the UK's most prestigious literary prize - and a major boost for storytellers on the continent.

When Shakespeare wrote, "What's past is prologue" in The Tempest, he could never have imagined that the phrase would be used for a consumer promotion in China. But millions of Chinese understand perfectly why e-commerce giant Alibaba adopted it as a marketing slogan for its hugely successful...

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