The All Party Parliamentary Publishing Group's Author Publisher Dialogues
The All Party Parliamentary Publishing Group, for which The Publishers Association acts as secretariat, hosted a parliamentary event on Wednesday 28th November in the House of Commons. The panellists spoke to an audience of publishers, Members of Parliament, Peers and creative industry representatives, and covereda range of issues including the importance of the author/publisher relationship, literacy, public and school libraries, the value of publishing to the UK economy; and the importance of intellectual property.
The Author Publisher Dialogues were between three authors and their respective publishers. Man Booker Prize-winning author and journalist, Howard Jacobson was interviewed by Richard Charkin, Managing Director at Bloomsbury; best-selling crime fiction writer, Mark Billingham, was interviewed by David Shelley, Publisher at Little, Brown; and acclaimed author and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz was interviewed by Jane Winterbotham, Publishing Director at Walker Books.