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Oxford Lit Fest Will Consider Paying Authors

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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 […]

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Author Pay Conflict Heats Up in Britain

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The row between authors and the literary festivals that don’t pay escalated last week when Philip Pullman resigned from the Oxford Literary Festival. Pullman also serves as the president to the British Society of Authors, a group that has been lobbying to earn authors money for making appearances. The Oxford Literary Festival is a twenty-year-old […]

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Authors Deface Own Books for Charity

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Literary organization English PEN has chosen an interesting way to raise funds: ask authors to annotate first editions of their books, and then auction them off. J. K. Rowling is the prize catch in terms of predicted auction money, but 49 other writers are participating, from Philip Pullman to Jeanette Winterson. …Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, looking […]

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