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How do I become a successful children’s author?

Malorie Blackman presents how do I become a successful children’s author? She takes us through the key things all successful children’s writers must overcome.

The fall and rise of subscription libraries - BBC

What is behind the rise of the subscription library?

Inside Britain's Libraries

Nearly 350 libraries in Britain have shut their doors over the past six years, with many more facing the threat of closure. These spectacular images underline their worth.

350 libraries have closed in the past six years

Another 111 closures are planned this year as councils make savings. The cuts coincide with the rise of digital reading services such as Kindle where many older books are free.

Former winner Marina Lewycka up for Wodehouse book

Marina Lewycka, Paul Murray and John O'Farrell

Daisy Goodwin on the best books for surviving

Sharing a house with a teenager is like living on the slopes of a volcano, writes DAISY GOODWIN. One minute everything is calm, peaceful and mature, and then, Krakatoa!

Barry Hines, creator of Kes, dies at 76 - BBC News

Barry Hines, the Yorkshire author who wrote the novel on which Ken Loach

Anita Brookner, Booker Prize-winning author, dies

Anita Brookner, the Booker prize-winning British author and renowned art historian, has died at the age of 87, according to a notice in the Times.

Debut writers dominate Baileys fiction prize

Debut writers dominate the longlist for this year

Author Margaret Forster dies from cancer aged 77 -

The novelist Margaret Forster dies at the age of 77 after suffering from cancer in her back.

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