Friday Finds for Writers

Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.

  • Did you hear? Kazuo Ishiguro is the latest Nobel laureate in literature. Coverage collected at The Literary Saloon.
  • “Unless you can devote yourself to writing full-time, or you pen a best seller, you’re unlikely to make a lot of money from publishing. What your writing can do for you, however, is establish your credibility and get your name out there so people know who you are. Even then, don’t expect them to beat a path to your door. The onus is on you to leverage your newfound credibility and name recognition into paid speaking gigs. Here’s how.” (This piece on the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s website is aimed toward college/university faculty, but I think that there’s relevance here even for those of us who aren’t so employed.)
  • “20 Years On, Grub’s Still Write Down the Street” reminded me of the long-ago days when I was a Grubbie before there was an HQ in downtown Boston.
  • “German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are to open the Frankfurt Book Fair on Tuesday 10th October, symbolising their commitment to a ‘strong, unified Europe’….The focus of the Guest of Honour programme at this year’s book fair is the French language, which is spoken by 274 million people on five continents. 180 French-language authors are expected in Frankfurt during the week of the fair and 300 events will be held.” Génial, as we Francophilic bibliophiles might say! (via The Bookseller)
  • And of course, you’ll find more end-of-week links—primarily of the Jewish-lit variety–over on My Machberet.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.