British author Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) died on March 26 after being diagnosed with lung cancer in mid-2009. Jones is perhaps best known for her novel Howl’s Moving Castle, which was turned into an animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Jones began publishing in 1970 with the novel Changeover, aimed at the adult […]
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Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the ten highest paid authors. The order is based on income from books, film, television, gaming, and other sources from June 2009 to June 2010.
Member News for Eugie Foster and Sara Creasy.
SFWA Active members, tomorrow is the last day to vote for the Nebula Awards. You may do that online with the Nebula final ballot. Your vote must be received by Wednesday, March 30th, 2010 at 11:59pm PST in order to be counted. Please vote, and then help us encourage other members to vote as well. […]
Industry News and Member News for Thoraiya Dyer, Nancy Fulda, Sara Creasy, Anna D. Allen, and Matthew S. Rotundo.
A US District Judge has rejected an agreement between Google and some members of the book industry. If the deal had been accepted Google would have put millions of additional books online, in most cases, without the author’s permission.
The Hugo nomination deadline of Saturday, March 26, 2011, 11:59pm PDT is fast approaching to cast nominating ballots for the 2011 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Industry News and Member News for Stina Leicht, Gregory Norman Bossert, Lou Antonelli, Bill Ledbetter and Eugie Foster.
Resources and Member News for Richard Johnson, Linda Poitevin, Peter David, Seanan McGuire, Edward Willett, John Joseph Adams, and Christie Yant.
Dutch author W.J. Maryson (1950-2011) died on March 9 after being taken to the hospital suffering from heart problems. Maryson, who was born Wim Stolk, was the author of the six-volume Master Magician series and the Unmagician trilogy among other books. In 2004, the third novel of the Unmagician trilogy, De heer de Diepten, received the Elf Fantasy […]