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Why is There Not More Diversity in Young Adult Fiction?

Matt de la Pena

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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2014 Caine Prize for African Writing Shortlist Announced

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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.

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Leading Ukrainian and Russian Writers Clash Over Crimea

Urkaine Russia

Leading Ukrainian and Russian writers are trading barbs over the recent annexation of the Crimea by Russia and the evolving situation in Ukraine.

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In France, a New Twist on the Reality TV Writing Show: Sex


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.

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Italy’s TV Reality Show Ignored Psychology of Authors

Nikola Savic, the winner of Masterpiece, with Elisabetta Sgarbi, Bompiani's Senior Editor

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.

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Ira Silverberg on Making Backlist Pay: Making What’s Old New Again

Ira Silverberg will keynote the "Monetizing the Backlist" conference next Thursday in NYC.

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.

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Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Announced

Women's Prize for Fiction

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.

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Why Do Celebrities Think They Can Write Children’s Books?

Rock Steady By Sting

At the Observer, writers Tom Lamont and Robert Muchamore sat down to discuss a very important topic: Should celebrities stop writing children’s books?

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How Writers Can Work with Games Developers

Bedlam Brookmyre

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.

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Want to Write for Video Games? 7 Top Tips

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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.

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