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2010

Diagram Prize winner 2010 announced

The 2010 Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of the Year - winner announced

The winner of the 2010 Diagram Prize has now been announced and it is:

Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way
Michael R Young (Radcliffe)

A book advising dentists to manage their practices according to the leadership techniques of a legendary Mongolian warlord has snatched the Prize this year.
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LBF 2010 Organising events

London Book Fair 2010: Organising author events

Amanda Pollard 

The ‘Author Event Masterclass’ organised by the Booksellers Association Independent Booksellers Forum opened to great applause with the introduction of its three speakers: Matthew Clarke, of the Torbay Bookshop; Colin Telford, Events Co-ordinator for the Hayling Island Bookshop; and Elaine Silverwood, enterprising founder of the ‘Silverdell’ in Kirkham, Lancas  Read more

W & A Yearbook writing events 2010

Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook writing events

Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook is offering a series of events for emerging writers in London

The Insider Guide to HOW TO GET PUBLISHED
Saturday 19th June, 10am-4.30pm

Submitting Your Manuscript
Wednesday 7 & 14 July 2010, 6-9pm
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Bulwer-Lytton 2010

Bulwer Lytton Prize for bad writing

This year’s Bulwer-Lytton Prize, the annual award for the worst opening sentence, has gone to Molly Ringle's comparison of a lovers' kiss with the sucking of a thirsty rodent:

‘For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss – a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were   Read more

The National Academy of Writing

The National Academy of Writing

The National Academy of Writing was set up ten years ago to offer writers the same quality of training available to actors at RADA and musicians at the Royal College of Music. Specialised training both individually and in groups, always by working practitioners, is the accepted start for actors, musicians and visual artists.  Read more

Bad Sex Award 2010

Bad sex in Fiction Award 2010

Rowan Somerville is the winner of the eighteenth annual Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award. The prize was awarded for passages from his second novel, The Shape of Her.  Read more

2010 Writers Magazine

WritersServices Writers Magazine 2010

Diagram Prize winner 2010

The 2010 Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of the Year

The winner of the 2010 Diagram Prize has now been announced and it is:

Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way
Michael R Young (Radcliffe)

A book advising dentists to manage their practices according to the leadership techniques of a legendary Mongolian warlord has snatched teh Prize this year.  Read more

Arvon Life Writing | Reviews

The Arvon Book of Life Writing

Sally Cline and Carole Angier

A & C BlackClick for A & C Black Publishers Publishers References listing 2010 paperback£14.99  Read more

2010 International Book Fairs

International Book Fairs 2010

Here is our annual update of the international book fairs which are held throughout the year. Most of these are primarily intended as trade fairs for the book trade, but an increasing number have extensive programmes of cultural events and opportunities to meet authors. Some set out to attract the general public, others have particular days when the public can get in.  Read more

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