Category Archive: Culture

Apr 19

The Business of Books: Passion For Publishing

This week I’m genuinely excited to welcome Karen Sullivan, the powerhouse behind the most talked-about independent publisher in the UK   1)   What is your book related job or business? I am publisher and owner of Orenda Books, an independent publisher that specializes in literary fiction, with a heavy emphasis on crime thrillers and about half …

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Apr 13

First look at The National Theatre Salomé trailer

SALOMÉ – a new play by Yaël Farber Previews from 2 May, with Press Night 9 May. Continuing in the repertoire until 15 July. Broadcast to cinemas by NT Live on 22 June. The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. …

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Apr 12

The Business of Books: Ready, Steady – Write!

Jane Cable on writing competitively Writing is not generally a competitive pastime; in fact, as I was saying in my last column, it’s a mutually supportive one. Yet writing competitions are forever popular and it’s probably the one time that pencils are sharpened into threatening points as we pit our wonderful words against those of …

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Apr 10

New Collection of The Beatles’ Albums on Vinyl LPs Launched

At Frost Magazine we get sent a lot of stuff. Not all of it floats our boat to be honest, but when two albums from the new Beatles Vinyl Collection, Abbey Road and Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club in 180g Vinyl came we were absolutely delighted. They are something to behold. Beautiful and unique. We are a huge fan and …

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Apr 07

Divine Chocolate & Christian Aid launch their 15th annual Poetry Competition for children

Divine Chocolate, the Fairtrade and farmer-owned chocolate company, has launched its 15th annual national Poetry Competition in partnership with Christian Aid. The poetry competition aims to take young people on a voyage of discovery about the world of chocolate, cocoa farmers and Fairtrade, firing their imaginations and encouraging their creativity. The theme for 2017’s competition is ‘Sharing …

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Apr 06

Debra Messing ‘Pressured’ to Go Nude in A Walk in the Clouds

Debra Messing has revealed she was “pressured” to shoot a nude scene in 1995 film A Walk in the Clouds by the director Alfonso Arau and the film’s producers. The Will & Grace star starred opposite Keanu Reeves in the film, it was her first major film and was not a pleasant experience. She also said that …

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Apr 05

How To Have More Than 100 Titles Published

This week I talk to multi-published and multi-talented author and writing tutor, Karen King.   How much of your working life does the business of books take up? The short answer is all of it! Writing – and teaching writing – is how I earn my living.  So every day I’m either writing, visiting schools to …

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Apr 04

British Book Awards: Books of the Year shortlists announced

The six category shortlists for the 2017 Books of the Year Awards were announced at the 2017 London Book Fair by Chair of the Judges and Contributing Editor of The Bookseller Cathy Rentzenbrink who said “there’s innovation, experimentation, good old-fashioned story-telling and beautiful production values.”   2016 marked a step-change in the British Book Industry Awards.  A …

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