News & Opinion

A roundup of the latest SoA news articles, blogs, interviews, notices and opportunities for writers. Click on the specific section to view all.



The Power of Pictures

Charlotte Hacking of CLPE shares the findings of their study on the effectiveness of picture books in education.

Report from the London Book Fair

Janet Laurence, author and member of the Management Committee, reports back from her time at the London Book Fair.

Elizabeth-Anne Wheal: Talent is Everywhere

As the awards season climaxed on Sunday with the Oscars and the shambles of Envelopegate, the debate about diversity in the creative industries is headlining again.


The Author magazine

This issue considers authors as businesses, of course – but it puts our humanity first.

James McConnachie, Editor, Spring 2017


First Novel Prize 2017

There's still time to enter your unpublished or independently published manuscript in this year's First Novel Prize.