What goes on at magazines and inside publishing houses? How do editors construct lists and liaise with their authors? What’s involved in putting together a magazine like ABR? Where do an editor’s responsibilities and entitlements begin and end? To paraphrase Sigmund Freud, What do editors want? And what is that old-fashioned thing called a ‘house style’? Who determines it? How does it evolve? What’s in a comma?
In Book Talk, ABR takes you behind the scenes and introduces you to a number of figures who help to shape our literary culture.
Like many of us, I think of the book as the great vehicle for the sophisticated expression of our humanity. The world needs the book more than ever...... (read more)
Few people escape from publishing. Most people, once they get a foot in the door, stay put. Mary-Kay Wilmers has been working in the industry for more than fifty years. She began at Faber & Faber when the company was still dominated by ‘GLP’ (the ‘Greatest Living Poet’ himself, T.S. Eliot, much mentioned in ...... (read more)