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11 August 2016

A new public consultation seeks views on the Commission’s commitment to address the inconsistency between VAT on printed and electronic publications. This is something we should all contribute to.

29 July 2016

The Society of Authors welcomes a report, on defamation law in Northern Ireland, which urges new legislation in line with England, Scotland and Wales.

27 June 2016

Following the referendum decision for the UK to leave the European Union, the SoA is ready to react to the changing circumstances positively, continuing the fight for authors’ rights and interests.

26 June 2016

We are delighted to announce that the SoA, from 2017, are taking over the administration of the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The prize, now in its eighth year, is the richest short story award in the world, with submissions received internationally.

3 June 2016

Authors are making their voices heard in European policy discussions. The SoA is working with partners to raise key issues including fair contracts.

3 June 2016

The SoA fully supports its sister organisation the Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) in its new #WhyWritersMatter campaign and encourages everyone to get involved.

5 May 2016

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography has been awarded to Andrew Gailey for The Lost Imperialist – Lord Dufferin, Memory and Mythmaking in an Age of Celebrity (John Murray).

25 April 2016

The Government has extended by only three months the transition period for compliance with the Section 52 changes to copyright, which involve the copyright duration of 3D objects as well as 2D representations of them.



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