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1 February 2016

Our president Philip Pullman has spoken out in support of our campaign to make school libraries mandatory by urging Scottish politicians to save closure-threatened school libraries.

31 January 2016

The winners of the Tinniswood and Imison were announced tonight at the star-studded BBC Audio Drama Awards.

27 January 2016

Saturday 6 February is National Libraries Day, a chance to celebrate the vital public service our public libraries provide.

27 January 2016

On 25 January, following a huge response to a petition, the House of Commons debated plans to introduce quarterly tax ‘updates’ for the self-employed and small businesses.

25 January 2016

Our President Philip Pullman tops the Books section of the Debrett’s 500, ‘a positive endorsement and recognition of Britain’s 500 most influential people.’

22 January 2016

William Horwood is the new Chair of the SoA’s Management Committee.

At a meeting yesterday afternoon (21 January 2016), the Committee voted to appoint a new Chair from among its members and elected novelist William Horwood.

William says:

Updated 22 January 2016

Literary festivals’ payment of authors has been prominent in the news this month, prompted by Philip Pullman’s resignation as Patron of Oxford Literary Festival. The SoA President resigned his role at OLF because they do not pay authors.

21 January 2016

We’re delighted that the plans to make cuts of more than 10% to the Welsh Books Council have been scrapped after protests from Welsh- and English-language writers.



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