News & Opinion

A roundup of the latest SoA news articles, blogs, interviews, notices and opportunities for writers. Click on the specific section to view all.


Announcing the TA First Translation Prize

The Society of Authors’ Translators Association (TA) announces a new prize for debut literary translation, funded by translator Daniel Hahn, with backing from The British Council.


Everything a Writer Needs

Philip Paris explores the opportunities of ScotsWrite, the upcoming writers' conference near Glasgow.

Finding Hidden Talent

Broadcaster and children's author Hilary Robinson describes the value of what's not said.


The Author magazine

This issue considers authors as businesses, of course – but it puts our humanity first.

James McConnachie, Editor, Spring 2017


[OPPORTUNITY] WriteNow 2017

Applications are now open for WriteNow, Penguin Random House UK’s programme to find, mentor and publish new writers currently under-represented on the UK’s bookshelves.