Book Talk

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.


MUP, Looking Ahead

Nathan Hollier
Monday, 01 July 2019

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...

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Get Adam and Eve out of Paradise

Peter Rose
Thursday, 06 June 2019

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 ...

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