News & Opinion

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Remembering Raymond Briggs

We are deeply saddenned to hear of the death of writer, illustrator and SoA Council member, Raymond Briggs, who has died at the age of 88.


Bill Manley

In August’s Society of Authors in Scotland blog, Bill Manley, takes us back over four thousand years to meet Metjen, the earliest known writer.

Using archives in writing

In our July blog from the Society of Authors in Scotland, Jennifer Morag Henderson considers libraries and archives essential not just to her own non-fiction work but to writers of...


The Author magazine

this Summer issue of The Author is
all about past and future, youth and age.

James McConnachie
Editor, Summer 2018