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Article Archive for March 2010

INSIDE PUBLISHING –
March 31, 2010 – 8:52 am | No Comment

by Rebecca Lee
Are you feeling tough? Because what’s coming might seem pretty brutal.

So, you’ve written a book, you’ve researched agents to submit it to, carefully followed their submission guidelines and sent off your precious …

FLIP SEAT FRINGE – MANOR AT THE TRISTAN BATES THEATRE
March 26, 2010 – 6:18 am | No Comment
FLIP SEAT FRINGE – MANOR AT THE TRISTAN BATES THEATRE

At the corrupt, blood-drenched core of a decent gangster story there has to be a tragedy. Tragedy is in the very nature of the genre, just as power is the life-force of a respected gangster. Manor …

PRISM – BILLY COWIE
March 24, 2010 – 7:23 am | No Comment
PRISM – BILLY COWIE

She lowers the dolly carefully into the tin bath. The water is tepid and a lot had been spilled between the two of them getting the tub outside, especially on the final heave onto the …

INTERVIEW – JEREMY HUNT, SHADOW CULTURE SECRETARY
March 15, 2010 – 6:23 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – JEREMY HUNT, SHADOW CULTURE SECRETARY

In the first of a series, NftU arts blogger, Michael Amherst, quizzes Conservative Shadow Culture Minister, Jeremy Hunt, on the Tories policies for the arts.

REBECCA LEE – GETTING AN AGENT
March 15, 2010 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

So, you’re a writer. You have written something you want other people to read. You would like it to become a book, with a cover and pages and on sale in bookshops (physical or virtual). …

INTERVIEW – LORIN STEIN ON LITERATURE
March 9, 2010 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – LORIN STEIN ON LITERATURE

By Jacques Testard
Lorin Stein is a senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York City. He has edited, amongst other works, The Savage Detectives and 2666 (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in …

WRITER, ARTIST, WHATEVER – #1 ASPIRING NOVELIST
March 2, 2010 – 4:47 am | No Comment

An occasional series where writers and creatives in different fields tell us how it feels.
99% perspiration, 1% representation
by Anna Clair
When I was seven years old, I remember being passionately jealous of Jayne Fisher, a child …

ADAM SMITH – MACBETH AT THE ROSE THEATRE
March 2, 2010 – 4:22 am | No Comment
ADAM SMITH – MACBETH AT THE ROSE THEATRE

Shakespeare’s Globe recently announced its forthcoming production of Henry VIII, the play during which an errant cannon caught fire and eventually razed the original theatre to the ground. Assuming that bad luck can’t strike twice, the …

ART – ASHILE GORKY AT THE TATE MODERN
March 2, 2010 – 4:11 am | One Comment
ART – ASHILE GORKY AT THE TATE MODERN

by Leo Kent

For an artist who paved the way for Abstract Expressionism in America, Armenian born Arshile Gorky should be more of a household name today. Hopefully this will be rectified in some small …

MICHAEL AMHERST – SHORT FILM
March 1, 2010 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

This week I’m looking at two short films. Neither of them is available to watch or download online. Neither of them is available to buy in HMV (although you can order Oscar and Jim through …

REBECCA LEE – WHY GET PUBLISHED?
March 1, 2010 – 3:41 am | No Comment

I suspect, dear readers, there are one or two of you who are writers too. Am I right? So, I’m thinking, it’s only fair that I offer a bit of an insight on these pages …