Barbara Band school library consultant and advisor
Lockdowns put significant demands on the school library sector but librarians have adapted to cope with the new landscape.
David Hayden service manager of development at Somerset Libraries
Somerset Libraries’ tablet lending scheme enabled residents in areas of high deprivation to seek work or access local wellbeing services through Covid.
The Children’s Laureate gives an update on her Life-changing Libraries campaign to fund primary school libraries.
Deputy Editor at The Bookseller
This week’s special Library Focus issue of The Bookseller includes some fascinating titbits from upcoming history The Library about the complex ways in which libraries were... Read more
Libraries and publishers have much to gain by taking a more collaborative approach in the way they work with each other
Given libraries’ resilience and innovation in the lockdowns, and despite piecemeal reopening plans, physical libraries remain essential post-pandemic.
Nels Abbey, Author and founder of Black Writers Guild
Trigger warning: unpopular opinion. I have long despised the idea of writers’ retreats. I entirely agree with the concept itself but felt it was in... Read more
Olli Alanen, executive director of Finland's Children and Youth Foundation
For many reasons, in the West, one of the most pressing problems of the 21st century is that literacy among young people is decreasing.... Read more
Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, debut author of Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? (Viking), reveals all about the reality behind the dream of being published.... Read more
Christine Pride and Jo Piazza Authors
In the wake of George Floyd’s murder last summer we saw sales of books about race, racism and the Black experience skyrocket. This was borne out... Read more
David Annand Author
Average author earnings in 2018 were £10,497. This doesn’t have a lot to recommend it other than the fact that should it remain at this... Read more
Editor at The Bookseller
Last week David Whitaker, a former editor of The Bookseller and for a long time the head of the family that owned the magazine, died.... Read more
David Heska Wanbli Weiden Début novelist
The stories and perspectives of Native American citizens have been consigned to the margins for centuries; Winter Counts is a response to that Native Americans in the United... Read more
Pragya Agarwal Author
If you are on Twitter, you couldn’t have missed it. Kate Clanchy’s memoir, that won the Orwell Prize for Political Writing, is rife with racialised... Read more
Dorothy Koomson Author
When Jane McMorrow, director of Creative Future, asked me to sit on the judging panel for their Writers Award, I’ll admit to being a little... Read more