It’s time for another weekly round-up, where we share a selection of some of the most interesting news and features about books and creative writing that we have seen this week. If you know of any great stories we missed, let us know in the comments below.
The rare first edition includes a personal note given to Dahl’s Second World War RAF comrade Wing Commander John Alexander which suggests he offered some inspiration.
Evaristo, Webb and Gaiman join BBC Arts Big Book Weekend The Bookseller
Children’s author Katherine Rundell introduces original poems, stories and illustrations by the likes of Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Axel Scheffler in The Book of Hopes.
Writers Against Covid-19/ How to Submit Creative Writing News
The Society of Young Nigerian Writers has launched the Writers Against Covid-19 movement and is seeking submissions for an anthology of poems and micro-essays.
The illustrator talks about his work on the new book Coronavirus: A Book for Children.
The new film follows the former first lady through a 34-city book tour.
Co-ordinated by the Crime Writer’s Association (CWA) and Crime Reader’s Association (CRA), the annual festival promotes authors at live events across the UK.
She could have lost the ability to walk, her osteopathy business, her house, but a back injury turned Caro Ramsay into an author.
Bloody Scotland International Crime Festival Cancelled The Bookseller
The winner of this new contest will win £5,500 to develop their script for possible broadcast with the aid of comedy experts.
Les Inséparables, which depicts the writer’s passionate friendship with a girl who later died, was withheld during her lifetime