Author Archives: Zoe Wilcox

GLAM goes to Aberystwyth

Whether or not you’re a member of GLAM, it’s not too late to book a place for our two day visit to Aberystwyth, 17-18 September. The theme of this special meeting is Collaborative Approaches in Literary Archives. There will be sessions on digital … Continue reading

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New Malcolm Bradbury material at UEA Archives

Early short stories in the Nottinghamshire Guardian Malcolm Bradbury (1932-2000) was Professor at the University of East Anglia’s former School of English and American Studies (EAS) from 1970-1994. He co-founded (with Angus Wilson) and later directed the MA course in … Continue reading

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The Royal Literary Fund and the Perils of Authorship Symposium

The British Library Conference Centre Friday 9th May, 10:30am-5:45pm (followed by a wine reception and an evening event) The dissenting minister, philosopher and educationalist David Williams founded the Royal Literary Fund in 1790 in order ‘to withdraw those apprehensions of … Continue reading

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Survey on living authors and social media

The following request has been received from the University of St Andrews and the University of Dundee, who would like to hear from authors who use social media: Archive staff at the University of St Andrews and the University of … Continue reading

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London Metropolitan Archives Spring Arts Festival, 11-12 April

There are plenty of literary activities on offer in LMA’s Spring Festival, from creative writing workshops and readings, to talks on archiving publishing collections and how to get you children’s book published. For full details see the LMA Spring Arts Festival programme.

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Russell Hoban Archive in search of a home

The archive of the late novelist Russell Hoban is available for acquisition. The American author who lived in London from 1969 to his death in 2011 is best-known for his books Riddley Walker, The Mouse and his Child and the … Continue reading

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Hanif Kureishi on depositing his archive at the British Library

By Rachel Foss, Lead Curator of Modern Literary Manuscripts at the British Library On Wednesday we announced the acquisition of Hanif Kureishi’s Archive at the British Library’s Cultural Highlights preview for 2014. Hanif kindly agreed to join us for the … Continue reading

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R C Sherriff Project Archivist vacancy

The project archivist post (fixed term for a year) for the R C Sherriff Project at Surrey History Centre is now advertised on Surrey County Council website.  The closing date is 24th January.  It is also being advertised in ARC Recruitment … Continue reading

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Cataloguing Creativity – papers now available

Thanks to everyone who made our symposium on cataloguing literary archives such a success last month. For those who weren’t able to make it, a number of the papers are now available (on the Minutes & Papers section of the website). … Continue reading

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To Journey’s End and Beyond

Surrey History Centre has received £56,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a First World War commemoration project, To Journey’s End and Beyond: the Life and Legacy of R C Sherriff. The project will preserve the extensive archive and … Continue reading

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