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Authors' Awards Eligibility Changes

Authors' Awards Eligibility Changes

We want to recognise and reward as many authors as possible for the contribution they make to literature. We believe to do so we need to change some of the eligibility criteria regarding...
Should Knowledge be Taxed?

Should Knowledge be Taxed?

A new public consultation seeks views on the Commission’s commitment to address the inconsistency between VAT on printed and electronic publications. This is something we should all...
Entries open for 2017 Authors’ Awards

Entries open for 2017 Authors’ Awards

Entries are open until October and November 2016 for the various fiction, non-fiction and poetry prizes that make up our annual Authors’ Awards.
#WhyWritersMatter

Why Writers Matter

The SoA fully supports its sister organisation the Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) in its new #WhyWritersMatter campaign and encourages everyone to get involved.

International Presence and Perspectives

This month our Chief Executive, Nicola Solomon, will be visiting the US to take part in a panel reflecting on the state of book publishing around the world.

Credit Where It’s Due

‘Name the Translator’ is an ongoing campaign, attempting to overcome the bad habits of reviewers and journalists.

Call for Ofsted to Inspect School Libraries

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers has voted to include school libraries in Ofsted inspections. The SoA has long pressed for this move as a way to boost literacy and encourage...

Change of Chair

We are sorry to announce that the Chair, William Horwood, has stepped down from his position on the Management Committee for personal reasons. The Committee has elected David Donachie to replace...

SoA Welcomes White Paper on Culture

We welcome the publication of the Government’s White Paper on Culture, the first in over 50 years. The SoA was one of the bodies which contributed to the consultation.