Oxford Lit Fest Will Consider Paying Authors
Last week, Philip Pullman pulled out of the Oxford Literary Festival because the event does not pay authors. Now, Oxford, at least, is saying that it will consider paying all speakers for its 2017 event. This will be a challenge, as the festival is a non-profit and actually reported a £18,000 loss in 2014, the last year for which figures were available. According to the festival, it would need to raise an additional 15 percent, or £75,000 to pay authors.