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Congratulations to new IAF Steering Committee

At its AGM held in Stockholm, Sweden last week, the members of IAF elected a new Steering Committee, which will be chaired by John Degen, writer and Executive Director of The Writers’ Union of Canada. The Committee comprises representatives from IAF member organisations in all five regions of the world. For the first time, the region of Mexico, Central and South America …

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IAF at Salon du Livre, Paris, 17 – 19 March 2016

The International Authors Forum is at the Paris Book Fair –  in French the Salon du Livre   IAF’s presence has been made possible thanks to Federazione Unitaria Italiana Scrittori (FUIS) – the Italian Writers Union – one of IAF’s most active members. Attending the Salon is an excellent opportunity for IAF to become more visible not only to the book world of …

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A huge welcome to our new members from around the world

We’re delighted to report a new cluster of IAF members this week. Authors’ organisations from Namibia, Panama and Poland have added their names to our growing network, helping to strengthen solidarity between authors globally. Safeguarding the national cultural heritage and literature of Namibia, The Namibian National Writers Union (NANAWU) becomes our seventh African member. NANAWU carries out valuable work in …

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New blow to Canadian educational writers’ incomes

Canadian writers and publishers in the education sector will go unpaid for up to a million books per year, according to a statement released by The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) last week TWUC was responding to the Canadian Copyright Board after it set a new royalty rate to cover licensing for the copying of works in schools. This has …

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