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PHOTOS: The 11 Most Important British Authors

Chris Fletcher | Posted 10.06.2012 | Books
Chris Fletcher

The history of literary transmission has always been a history of change, from tales told round the fire, to vellum, to paper, to printing, to the typewriter, telegram, and computer. This slideshow features 14 of the most important literary figures from Britain in the last 1,000 years.

PHOTOS: America's Favorite British Authors And Jane Austen Wasn't On The List!

Posted 09.03.2011 | Books

America has an enduring love affair with British literature--we may have won the War of Independence but we are forever indebted to our island ancesto...

How a Beefeater and a Tortoise Captured America's Attention

Julia Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Julia Stuart

In all my escapist reveries I never imagined the amazing response that my second novel, The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise would receive in America.

British Authors: eBook Deals 'Not Remotely Fair'

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The chair of the Society of Authors, Tom Holland, has hit out at publishers' attempt to seize control over electronic rights, calling ebook deals that...

More Authors Posting Nasty Amazon Reviews Of Rivals' Work

Telegraph | Harry Mount | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The novelist Philip Kerr has just given Allan Massie a thorough kicking on Amazon for his book, The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family that Shaped...

British Authors And Publishers Opt Out Of Google Books En Masse

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some 6,500 writers, from Thomas Pynchon to Jeffrey Archer, have opted out of Google's controversial plan to digitise millions of books....

Peter Robinson, British Author, Is Mistaken For Northern Ireland First Minister, Wants People To Stop Emailing Him About Scandal

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A best selling crime writer has appealed for people to stop emailing him about the Northern Ireland Robinson scandal....