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Brian Aldiss wins SFX Magazine’s Outstanding Literary Contribution Award 2012

Old news we know but here are two lovely photos of Brian collecting his SFX 2012 Outstanding Literary Contribution Award and a standing ovation from the 4000-strong audience.

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HarperCollins buys rights to entire Aldiss back catalogue

Here’s an article in full outlining the fantastic deal struck by literary agent Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown for a very large chunk of Brian’s entire back catalogue of work. Congratulations to Harper Collins!

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Bodleian Library to publish Brian Aldiss essays

The second piece of great news in a week! To celebrate dad’s donation of his archives to The Bodelian Library, Oxford, they are publishing a series of his essays.

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E-Reads Acquires Brian Aldiss Backlist

The family is very pleased to finally hear the announcement of a deal with Harper Collins for rights to Dad’s entire back catalogue. Below is a press release in full (19th Jan 2012).

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Kennington Literary Festival Review

This is a guest blog post by the organisers of the Kennington Literary Festival.

The Friends of Kennington Library were delighted when the legend that is Brian Aldiss accepted our invitation to speak at our village literary festival.

Sylvia Vetta, the Chair of the Friends of Kennington Library had the privilege, in February 2010, of banishing Brian to her desert island in the series she writes for the Oxford Times. Fortunately he managed to transport himself off the island and arrived safely at Kennington Village Centre on October 15, 2011.

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Fantasycon 2011, Brighton

Brian spent last weekend in Brighton to attend the 2011 Fantasycon. It was a well organised event if a little more low key compared to the great memories I have of the Worldcon’s that last happened in the Metropole hotel in Brighton (Dad was guest of honour at Seacon 1979, and I remember fondly seeing Michael Moorcock and Hawkwind perform at the Brighton Centre as part of Conspiracy ’87 Worldcon – Dad was toastmaster).

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