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Article Archive for April 2010

INSIDE PUBLISHING – PAPER RULES
April 30, 2010 – 6:13 am | No Comment

Paper rules.
I’m not talking about in books themselves – digital is coming, get used to it – I’m talking about in publishing. In the office. In our daily working lives.

INTERVIEW – ALICE AIKEN, LIBERAL DEMOCRAT CULTURE ADVISER
April 25, 2010 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

By NFTU Arts Features Editor Michael Amherst

1. There seems to be some disagreement within the frontbench team on which department’s budgets are ring-fenced; Vince Cable has said no departmental budget is ring-fenced whilst David …

COMPETITION – GQ AND NORMAN MAILER COLONY
April 25, 2010 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

2nd February 2010; British GQ magazine and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony announce a new annual competition for non-fiction writing.
The winner will be invited to spend a month at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, …

NEWS – BRIGHTON SHORT FICTION EVENT
April 25, 2010 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

Literary Event: May 13th. RedRoaster, Brighton. 7.45pm-10pm.
GritLit does the Brighton Festival…
Following on from previous sold out events, Brighton’s grittiest literary night returns with a Festival fringe event on May 13th forjust a fiver!

INSIDE PUBLISHING – GETTING A PUBLISHER
April 13, 2010 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

The writer’s road from initial idea to book-in-hand-of-reader is long and arduous. But we have come to the end of the beginning of the ‘Inside Publishing’ mini-series on How One Gets Published.

INTERVIEW – PAUL MURRAY
April 12, 2010 – 6:57 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – PAUL MURRAY

by Tristan Summerscale

Paul Murray’s latest novel, Skippy Dies, could not have come out at a more relevant time in terms of some of the dark subject matter that it discusses. Set …

INTERVIEW – JOE MENO
April 10, 2010 – 6:43 am | No Comment
INTERVIEW – JOE MENO

By Adam Smith
The Great Perhaps is Joe Meno’s fifth novel, but his first to be published in the UK. NFTU caught up with Meno, who teaches as well as practices creative writing, to discuss …

BOOKS – THE GREAT PERHAPS BY JOE MENO
April 10, 2010 – 4:44 am | No Comment
BOOKS – THE GREAT PERHAPS BY JOE MENO

by Adam Smith
Joe Meno describes his fifth novel as “an argument on behalf of complexity”. It is a curious, albeit common, challenge for a writer to set himself: to write a book that is not …

FLIP SEAT FRINGE – Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and Eschara
April 9, 2010 – 5:00 am | One Comment
FLIP SEAT FRINGE – Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and Eschara

Review by Adam Smith at the Union Theatre
While the political and moral merits of the so-called war on terror still inspire fierce argument, one gain is undisputed: the controversial conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have …

20 MINUTE STORY – TOAST
April 8, 2010 – 3:45 pm | No Comment
20 MINUTE STORY – TOAST

By Cynthia Allen
There is surely no more poignant sight than that of a dead woman’s clothes, hanging disconsolately, waiting for their inevitable eviction.

STRANGER CHRISTMAS
April 8, 2010 – 1:48 pm | No Comment
STRANGER CHRISTMAS

By Sophie Klimt

Every year around Christmas Uncle Ike would show upon our doorstep, wheezingly drunk, with his sleeping bag on his shoulder. In the morning we would wander downstairs to the frying smell …