Author Matt de la Peña asked, ‘Where’s the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?’ in an opening a debate about the lack of diversity in YA fiction.
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The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing features finalists hailing from Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia/Ghana.
Leading Ukrainian and Russian writers are trading barbs over the recent annexation of the Crimea by Russia and the evolving situation in Ukraine.
Académie Balzac, a new literary TV reality show in France, is trying to succeed where others have failed by convincing authors to have sex in a swimming pool.
Italy’s Masterpiece TV reality show for writers failed to attract viewers, in part, because it didn’t account for the way writers empathize with others.
With backlist, you have to see what’s old that’s new or make it new again, says Ira Silverberg, who keynotes PP’s Monetizing the Backlist conference next Thursday.
Donna Tartt, Chimamanda Adichi, and Jhumpa Lahiri are among the finalists for The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) awarded June 4.
At the Observer, writers Tom Lamont and Robert Muchamore sat down to discuss a very important topic: Should celebrities stop writing children’s books?
At the London Book Fair last week experts in video games development shared their insight on how writers can break into the lucrative and growing industry.
Many writers would like to try their hand at writing for the video games. Here are a few top tips on how to get started.