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What our members are saying: My grateful thanks for your help and encouragement over my Freedom of Information request in the course of researching a new biography of the bestselling writer Edgar Wallace. I am delighted to say that my appeal against the original ruling forbidding access to papers relating to his estate has been allowed.This is largely as a result of the help I had from you and colleagues at the SoA, and I am most grateful to all concerned.

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Winner: 2017 Audio Drama Awards

Winner: 2017 Audio Drama Awards

James Fritz was a double award winner at the 2017 BBC Audio Drama Awards, winning both the Imison and Tinniswood Awards for his original audio...

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An author's name is their brand.


An author's name is their brand.