Elizabeth George: Creating a Foundation to Help Aspiring Writers

From the New York Times Book Review:


Another reliable presence in best-sellerdom, Elizabeth George is back with “Something to Hide,” which enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 3. Not only did George publish her latest Inspector Lynley mystery last week, her foundation announced a round of grants for poets, emerging playwrights, short story writers, unpublished novelists and organizations benefiting disadvantaged children, particularly in the area of the arts.

“I have always been a believer in both giving and giving back and I created the Elizabeth George Foundation to do both,” George writes on her website. “I wanted to be able to give aspiring writers the opportunity to see if they could develop the discipline needed to complete a writing project during a year in which they would have full financial support, and I also wanted to return to the world of reading and readers something which I had long taken from it: the pleasure of sitting down with a book.”

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