Acclaimed authors set for St Helens visit

Two Sunday Times best-selling authors will visit St Helens next month to give talks about their latest novels. Crime writer David Mark – author of the internationally acclaimed detective series, McAvoy – will visit Eccleston Library on Thursday 6 July at 6:30pm where he will discuss his latest novel, Cruel Mercy, with crime fiction fans. … Read more

Government to extend Public Lending Right scheme to e-book authors

A Government fund that compensates authors for loaning their works for free from public libraries in Great Britain will be extended to include e-lending. The change to the Public Lending Right scheme is being introduced in the Digital Economy Bill and will mean authors of e-books and e-audiobooks are eligible for payment in the same … Read more

Final call for word festival

Authors and storytellers, poets and songwriters are being sought to take part in a popular word festival in Chorley town centre. What’s Your Story, Chorley? is set to make a welcome return to the town in April and although many contributors have already come forward, more will be made very welcome. Organisers of the family … Read more

Young readers throughout Lancashire have chosen their winners of the tenth annual Fantastic Book Awards

Pupils aged nine to eleven in 120 schools across the county have read six books from a list of 30 during the autumn and spring terms. The children voted for their favourite at the end of the spring term. Ceremonies were held in five primary schools earlier today to announce the winning authors and books: … Read more

Fantastic Book Awards

Young readers throughout Lancashire will be spending their winter evenings deep in a world of fiction – finding the winners of the tenth annual Fantastic Book Awards. Popular children’s authors Emma Barnes and John Dougherty joined teachers from 120 primary schools across Lancashire at a conference to launch this year’s awards, which are run by … Read more