Fewer books will be available to South Africans, and the books remaining under copyright will be more expensive, if the country gives in to US pressure to extend its copyright term.
Many books, like ‘Charlotte’s Web,’ contain symbolism.
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Authors sometimes put deeper meanings into their stories, but really, it's the reader who decides.
Things to keep in mind for writers young and old.
There is no single piece of advice that works for everyone, but here is a list that will benefit writers at every stage of their career.
Norman Douglas, photographed in Florence, Italy in 1935.
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There's a reason many today have never heard of Norman Douglas: After his death, more and more came forward with stories of his sexual relationships with boys, and he soon faded into obscurity.
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Author Sheena Kalayil writes about her global life and why she believes the BAME acronym tells people nothing about her.
Brontëk is a rare work that encourages Brontë fans not to take the sisters too seriously.
Science fiction has a more important job to do – it allows us to see ourselves in a new light.
‘Fifty Shades’ author E.L. James, shown signing autographs, has earned a fortune from her romance novels.
Few of them are getting rich off their books but the genre is making them more money than it used to.
Brick Lane: popularised in a novel by British writer, Monica Ali.
Why do so many books by non-white authors find themselves in 'global literature'?
British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro listens to a question during a press conference at his home in London on Oct. 5, 2017.
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After learning of Ishiguro's Nobel win, a literature professor recalls her 2006 interview with the writer in a London cafe.
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The mass generation of customised content may have very real social implications.
When picking books to read this summer, reach out for the unknown. Here are five expert recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, for which deserved attention is just starting to shine.
James Patterson – one of the world's bestselling authors – may not principally be a writer.
The gender of the writer can cause some readers to change their analysis of a novel.
The unmasking of Charlotte Brontë changed the way that her books were read.
A Malling-Hansen Writing Ball, similar to the one Nietzsche used.
The writing process is different whether your instrument is a fountain pen, a crayon, a typewriter or a computer. What fingerprints does the technology leave on the product?
How to deal with copyright when books are digitised.
Google has won again in its efforts to create a searchable digital library of books. But many author groups still believe the project infringes their copyright.
A new study examines the responses of Australian authors, publishers and readers to global changes in the contemporary publishing environment.
A study into the responses of Australian authors, publishers and readers to global changes in the contemporary publishing environment suggests authors are being innovative, but financial rewards can be elusive.
Elena Ferrante’s searing portraits of women have won her international acclaim, though very little is known about the author herself.
Italian novelist Elena Ferrante has been called "one of the great novelists of our time" and her Neapolitan novel cycle "an unconditional masterpiece". But the author herself remains an intangible figure.
James Bond and Pussy Galore: Sean Connery and Honor Blackman film a scene for Goldfinger.
Bond has been subject to many further adventures under different authors, and they're a mixed bag, to say the least.
What can be read between the handwritten lines of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables manuscript?
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The handwritten manuscript of Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables (1862) – from which the blockbuster stage show and numerous movies ultimately descend – has arrived at the State Library of Victoria (its…