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Diversity means everybody

Diversity means everybody

The Bradford Literature Festival was created out of imperatives that were unashamedly simple. We wanted to bring people together, change the image of Bradford, contribute to... Read more

Yinka… are you ready for media?

Yinka… are you ready for media?

In her series of columns Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, debut author of Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? (Viking), reveals all about the reality behind the dream of... Read more

On John Agard

On John Agard

This week, John Agard became the first poet to win the BookTrust lifetime achievement award. Here, judge Frank Cottrell-Boyce pays tribute to him. Read more

Spreading the word

Spreading the word

Somerset Libraries’ tablet lending scheme enabled residents in areas of high deprivation to seek work or access local wellbeing services through Covid. Read more

The gold standard

The gold standard

The Children’s Laureate gives an update on her Life-changing Libraries campaign to fund primary school libraries. Read more

The way forward

The way forward

Libraries and publishers have much to gain by taking a more collaborative approach in the way they work with each other  Read more

The rule of six

The Booker this week caused a minor fluctuation in the space-time continuum with the unveiling of a shortlist variously described as diverse, fresh, and baffling.... Read more

Promoting authors

Promoting authors

The publishing frenzy that is Super Thursday will leave many authors in the cold, having to find new ways to engage with potential readers of... Read more

On the come up

Last week The Stage magazine reported that UK theatre stood on a precipice, without government help or a reopening plan; on the BBC’s “Front Row”, the conductor... Read more

An open letter to UK publishing from the Black Writers' Guild

An open letter to UK publishing from the Black Writers' Guild

The protest movement sweeping the world since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has forced an international soul searching to understand the pervasive racial... Read more

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