The Author in the Age of the Internet

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The Author in the Age of the Internet

Time: April 24, 2010 all day
Location: Tishman Auditorium
Street: 66 West 12th Street
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.lrb.co.uk/spring-e…
Event Type: panel, discussion
Organized By: The London Review of Books
Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2010

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A Panel Discussion with John Lanchester, Andrew O’Hagan, Colm Tóibín, Mary-Kay Wilmers and James Wood.

Developments in the internet and electronic publishing are revolutionising the way books are sold and read. Not since Gutenberg has there been such a profound change in the transfer of knowledge in our society. What effect is this having on authors? Is it changing the way they write? If the physical book dies out, how will this alter the nature of fictional and non-fictional texts? With the decline of print newspapers and the fragmentation of the reading constituency, how will classics be identified and reputations made?

Established authors will discuss these and a host of related issues with special reference to their own practice as writers.

Bringing the topic closer to home on 17 May

If you'd like to follow up this theme more locally, why not come to our 4th Annual Collaborative Writing Workshop in Brighton on Monday 17 May? To find out more details, click here.

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