Myers and SoA condemn pressure on authors to 'perform'

Myers and SoA condemn pressure on authors to 'perform'

Award-winning author Benjamin Myers and the Society of Authors (SoA) have criticised the pressure on writers to become “personalities” rather than be judged on their work as literary events increase.

Myers told The Bookseller he felt authors were increasingly pressurised to perform rather than just write, with his views echoed by the SoA’s c.e.o. Nicola Solomon.  

The Walter Scott Prize-winning novelist elaborated on his feelings of anxiety which he revealed in a Guardian article earlier this month. In the feature entitled "I was half-insane with anxiety: how I wrote myself into a breakdo...

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