Authors facing increasing pressure on 'morality'

Authors facing increasing pressure on 'morality'

The Royal Society of Literature’s president Marina Warner has lamented the increasing pressure on authors to “win gold stars for conduct”.

The novelist and academic spoke out about the pressure of marketing and appearances, and how writers’ personal lives are viewed along with their works, in her address at the society’s fellowship ceremony earlier this week.  Her comments have been supported by the Society of Authors chief executive Nicola Solomon, who is concerned about the increasing stringency of morality clauses in contracts.

Warner, who is the first female RSL president since its fo...

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