On 20 July 2011 we were elected for a three-year term to a seat on the Management Committee of the Society of Authors. We deliberately use the pronoun ‘we’ because this is not my election, it is your election, the authors’ election.
One of the chief aims in our electoral programme was increased (...)
Pierre Tran, former chairman of the National Union of Journalists, Paris Branch, uses the example of American cable television as proof that there is a demand for high quality writing for those willing to step outside the corporate marketing (...)
Last week I had an appointment with the General Secretary of the Society of Authors. I took the Eurostar from Paris to London on what was certainly one of the most depressing days in recent English history, Thursday, 11 August 2011. England had just gone through five days of arson, looting (...)
Initial constitutional proposals, made by Gregor Dallas on 15 December 2011, are reproduced here and are an alternative to the proposals of Nicola Solomon and Lindsey Davis made in a Report to the Committee of Management on 10 January (...)
The purpose of this forum is to provide space for members of the SoA who want to continue the debate opened in the Members page of the SoA’s website in early summer 2012. All opinions are welcome.
To contribute to the forum simply press ’Reply to this article’ at the foot of the (...)