1978 U.S. Copyright Law to Shake Up Publishers’ Backlists

Written by Jenny Brady on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

A U.S. copyright law that allows authors to break publishing contracts author 35 years have elapsed will take effect in January. Publishers will lose part of their backlists as authors use the Copyright Act to reclaim work that’s been locked up for years.


Le Carre, Rushdie Squash Feud

Written by Julie Vegas on Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Authors John le Carre and Salman Rushdie have squashed their long-running feud over the freedom to insult religion. The issue got heated in The Guardian in 1997, but actually started in 1989 when le Carre tried to get Rushdie to stop distribution of his novel The Satanic Verses due to the threat of violence by […]


Order of George Smiley Books

George Smiley is a fictional character featured in a series of spy fiction novels by British author John le Carre. The Smiley character is a British intelligence officer who works for MI6. He has made several appearances in television and film, including being portrayed by Sir Alec Guinness in two BBC television series and more […]


Order of John Le Carre Books

Despite the French pen name, novelist John le Carre wasabout as British as the Union Jack. He was a former British intelligence officer who started writing spy fiction in the early sixties. Due to his past as a foreign officer, le Carre was unable to publish books under his real name of David Cornwell. Unlike […]