Society of Authors

Connections

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Anthologization Antonia Fraser
AF contributed an essay to Whose Loan Is It Anyway?, a 1999 collection issued by the Society of Authors to mark the twentieth anniversary of the passing of the Public Lending Right Act.
The Author. Alexander P. Watt.
(Autumn 1999): 96
Anthologization Maureen Duffy
MD contributed an essay to Whose Loan is it Anyway?, a volume published by the Society of Authors to mark the twentieth anniversary of the passing of the Public Lending Right Act.
“PLR Celebrates 20th Anniversary”. ALCS News, p. 13.
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Anthologization Hilary Mantel
Having contributed an essay to Whose Loan is it Anyway? Essays in celebration of PLR 's Twentieth Anniversary, 1999, published by the Society of Authors , HM went on to write another on recent...
death Evelyn Glover
The date of EG 's death is not known, but her correspondence with the Society of Authors , Add MSS 63250, 3. ff. 10-71, is dated in the British Library Manuscript Catalogue 1921-1941. The National Register of Archives
Family and Intimate relationships Rosamond Lehmann
RL 's elder sister, Helen, later worked for the Society of Authors . Her younger sister, Beatrix , became eminent as an actress, although her Communist beliefs somewhat damaged her career.
Friends, Associates F. Mabel Robinson
FMR shared to the full the social involvement of her family with entertaining leading figures in London cultural life: such men as John Singer Sargent , Robert Browning , William Morris , and Oscar Wilde
Friends, Associates Mona Caird
She met Arthur Symons in June 1889, and in the following month Thomas Hardy carefully arranged to sit between her and Rosamund Marriott Watson (and opposite F. Mabel Robinson ) at a dinner of the...
Leisure and Society Elizabeth Jennings
EJ also belonged to the Society of Authors .
Who’s Who. Adam and Charles Black, 1849.
Leisure and Society Sybille Bedford
SB belonged to the Society of Authors and to PEN (of which she was vice-president for the year 1979).
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Leisure and Society Carol Rumens
She belongs to the Society of Authors .
British Council Film and Literature Department, in association with Book Trust. Contemporary Writers in the UK.
Leisure and Society May Sinclair
MS , since 1897 a member of the Society of Authors , was among those who signed a letter calling for an end to the practice of publishing cheap editions of books within two years...
Leisure and Society Karen Gershon
KG belonged to the Society of Authors and the Israeli Hebrew Writers' Association .
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Leisure and Society Elizabeth Taylor
ET wrote that she liked routine and was always disconcerted when I am asked for my life story, for nothing sensational, thank heavens, has ever happened.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
139
She had a passion for modern painting, and...
Leisure and Society Mona Caird
As well as the Society of Authors , MC belonged to the feminist Pioneer Club . The Men and Women's Club , however, felt her too radical and unpredictable to be desirable as a member...
Leisure and Society Penelope Lively
Living in Oxford, PL became an aficionado of local churches, visiting them and studying their features with the help of the guidebooks of Nikolaus Pevsner .
Lively, Penelope. A House Unlocked. Grove Press, 2001.
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She also became a member of PEN International

Timeline

28 September 1883
A meeting of authors, chaired by Walter Besant , gathered to found the Company of Authors, later the Society of Authors , to improve the earning prospects of writers and lobby for copyright protection.
May 1890
Walter Besant founded The Author, the journal (then monthly) of the Society of Authors which promoted authors' interests and supported grievances against the publishing industry. Besant edited the journal until 1901.
27 June 1894
Mudie's Circulating Library and bookseller W. H. Smith together announced they would not pay more than four shillings a volume for novels; this forced publishers to abandon triple-decker format, and quickly led to its replacement...
1 January 1900
The Net Book Agreement went into effect, establishing minimum prices for the sale of books.
1906
At the Annual General Meeting of the Society of Authors , George Bernard Shaw deplored the dragging down of literary earnings by groups possessing a non-literary income, particularly married women.
1908-1909
The issue of cheap 7d cloth-bound reprints of copyright works became a real threat to the profitability to author and publisher of the 6s novel.
1937
The British Screenwriters' Association was established under the auspices of the Society of Authors .
23 April 1975
A major demonstration was held in Belgrave Square, London, in support of Public Lending Right.
Fraser, Antonia. Must You Go?. Random House of Canada, 2010.
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1984
The Authors' Foundation was set up to make awards to writers: it marked the centenary of the Society of Authors and had help from the Royal Literary Fund ; it had Antonia Fraser and Michael Holroyd
By April 2004
Plans to scrap the Recommended Retail Price for books in Britain (the price printed on the jacket flap or paperback cover) were being opposed by the Society of Authors and individual writers.
14 October 2010
Ed Vaizey , Minister for Culture in the coalition British parliament, divulged to the Society of Authors his government's intention to close the Public Lending Right body and transfer its functions (distributing payments to writers...
14 September 2011
The clock began ticking for a five-week period during which, under the auspices of the Society of Authors , a number of British authors and tweeters (including Sarah Waters ) collaborated on a tweetathon...