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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.

The tide is turning: festivals campaign update

Since publishing our survey and guidelines last year, we’ve received more feedback and information from authors and festivals and we have responded by revising our Minimum Practice Guidelines.

Translation prize winners announced

This year’s prizes honour the most accomplished works of translation into the English language from the Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Spanish and Swedish. The awards were presented by the...