Joanne Harris

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Joanne Harris sees off vote to oust her from Society of Authors role
Novelist said ‘rationality has prevailed’ after resolution to unseat her as chair was comprehensively defeated

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent and Harry Taylor

17, Nov, 2022 @8:07 PM

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Philip Pullman calls for inquiry into writers’ trade union the Society of Authors
The writer, president of the SoA for nine years before he stood down in March, claims the organisation needs ‘investigation from outside’

Sarah Shaffi

22, Sep, 2022 @12:16 PM

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Poison pens: leading writers call for overhaul of UK’s Society of Authors
Literary world riven by conflict as trade union is accused of inappropriately taking sides in culture war

Vanessa Thorpe Arts & media correspondent

21, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Society of Authors responds to calls for Joanne Harris to step down as committee chair
The writers’ union has clarified its position on free speech following accusations that the Chocolat author made a ‘sideswipe’ at JK Rowling

Sarah Shaffi and Lucy Knight

17, Aug, 2022 @5:17 PM

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Rio Ferdinand given OBE and Damian Lewis CBE in Queen’s birthday honours list
Gareth Bale, Eve Muirhead, Bonnie Tyler and Chi-chi Nwanoku among honourees from arts and sport

Caroline Davies

01, Jun, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Joanne Harris says she saw her cancer as a fictional ‘monster’ she could ‘destroy’
The Chocolat author was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020 and has shared her experiences on social media

Lucy Knight

30, May, 2022 @7:02 PM

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Author Joanne Harris turns down US book deal over censoring of ‘f-bomb’
Author of Chocolat says she does not use words ‘accidentally’

David Barnett

19, Feb, 2022 @2:04 PM

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Social media helped me face cancer, says Chocolat author Joanne Harris
Writer tells Lauren Laverne on Desert Island Discs how she felt ‘connected to the world’ when discussing her breast cancer

Vanessa Thorpe

07, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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My favourite overlooked Black writer – by Bernardine Evaristo, Margaret Atwood and more
From the memoirs of a slave to the story of Britain’s first Black headteacher, leading writers including Malorie Blackman and David Olusoga choose the Black authors who fired their imaginations

Interviews by Lucy Knight

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sunday with Joanne Harris: ‘Two breakfasts, hobbit-style’
The author tells Samantha Rea about a pleasant day drinking tea, talking and reading, maybe watching an episode of Inspector Montalbano

Samantha Rea

10, Oct, 2021 @5:45 AM

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
1979 by Val McDermid; A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris; The Turnout by Megan Abbott; Of Fangs and Talons by Nicolas Mathieu; 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard; and These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall

Laura Wilson

20, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
Paula Hawkins, Stephen King, Laura Lippman and Joanne Harris return with sublime tales of the unexpected

Alison Flood

09, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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