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Gareth L Powell wins BSFA Award

Many congrats this morning to my reformed drinking buddy Gareth L Powell and his non-reformed simian partner in crime Ack-Ack Macaque, who last night picked up the 2014 BSFA Award for Best Novel for… 63 more words


Daily Trivia: George Orwell

George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in Bengal, India (1903). He didn’t care for his birth name; he found “Eric” too Norse and “Blair” too Scottish. 351 more words

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Writers on Writing: P G Wodehouse

“A certain critic — for such men, I regret to say, do exist — made the nasty remark about my last novel that it contained ‘all the old Wodehouse characters under different names.’ He has probably by now been eaten by bears, like the children who made mock of the prophet Elisha: but if he still survives he will not be able to make a similar charge against Summer Lightning. 38 more words


Book Bits Xtra: Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Prize

January Magazine: Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Prize.

“E.L. Doctorow (Ragtime, World’s Fair) has been awarded the 2014 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction…Doctorow will receive the award in a ceremony at the… 11 more words

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Who I Read

It’s so interesting to me when I find others reading. I always have to interrupt and ask them what they’re reading, and I know it’s poor form and I’m sure some people get upset, but I can’t seem to help myself. 490 more words


Have You Considered Crowdfunding?

There is a new way for authors to get help, support and even readers for their projects and it’s called crowdfunding. If you don’t know what it is or not sure how to do it, … 172 more words


Daily Trivia: Ernest Hemingway

The phrase “grace under pressure” was coined by Ernest Hemingway. He used the phrase for the first time in 1926 in a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald. 259 more words

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