There seemed to be a few 'bits' of information that came into the news today which I feel is valuable to share with other writers. First of all the sad death of Anita Brookner (87).
Anita Brookner (1928 - 2016)
Anita was a Booker Prizewinning author and art historian. Her prizewinning novel Hotel du Lac was published in 1984 and has always been her most popular book. She was a prolific writer producing a novel a year till the end of the 20th century when she began to slow down. She said that she didn't like writing fiction as it was rather like being on the end of a bad telephone line - 'but it's addictive.'
The flow of fiction came to an end with Leaving Home (2005), Strangers (2009) and an ebook novella, At the Hairdresser’s (2011). Her later, sparer novels were summed up by one reviewer as Beckett crossed with Mills and Boon.
I wish! RIP Anita Brookner
Writers and Artists (writersandartists.co.uk)
This website produces interesting articles and competitions and has announced its short story competition short-listed authors this morning. Yours truly didn't get through to the final 10 but if you go to their competition page there are others in which you can enter.
Wellcome Book Prize
This prize competition I find unusual in that it is very specific in the genre that it is promoting. Please read on.