Writers notes: the record label remixing novels into music | Books

[ad_1] Last year, Taylor Swift’s album Evermore featured two prominent nods to literature: the Rebecca-inspired Tolerate It, and Happiness, a breakup song which references F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. After the news that Dolly Parton’s debut novel is to be released alongside her new album, it seems that fiction-inspired music is having its moment. … Read more

A new start after 60: ‘I always dreamed of being a writer – and published my first novel at 70’ | Life and style

[ad_1] When Anne Youngson’s agent told her a publisher had made an offer for her first novel, she was worried. “I said: ‘Don’t they want to meet me?’ I was convinced that when they discovered how old I was, their whole attitude to whether they wanted me would change,” she says. Youngson was 69 then … Read more

The new award from the Women’s prize should scrap its age limit | Books

[ad_1] Last week, the Women’s prize announced a new award in partnership with Good Housekeeping magazine. “Futures” will provide promotional support to 10 female writers of fiction in the UK and Ireland who have published one book. The award, however, has an age limit of 35. It’s great to encourage young writers, so what’s the … Read more