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Miscellany

It’s soapbox city in the wide world of writing this month as authors stand up for diversity, fair festival fees and less grit in kid-lit

THE WORLD OF WRITING

Better festival fees for writers demanded

(© Peter Curbishley, Flickr Creative Commons)

Things could be looking up for the many writers who are the backbone of literary festivals.

The Society of Authors called on festival organisers to pay more money to writers who appear at their events, making the point that literary events might indeed help book sales, ‘but guest writers who give up time at the keyboard need money’. (See Writers’ News, p88)

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