The Reading Agency has responded to criticism about the lack of ethnic diversity among authors chosen for the World Book Night 2016 list, saying it is a “great shame” that there are no Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers included.
Publishers funded by the Arts Council have reacted with relief and “delight” that the body’s funding is to be protected in the government’s Spending Review announced today.
The Arts Council will have its funding protected under the Spending Review, while business rates will be devolved to local councils.
Lancaster University has appointed Benoit Peeters, a renowned French graphic novelist and critic, as visiting professor in Graphic Fiction and Comic Art in what has been dubbed the "first appointment of its kind in the UK".
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