Jamie’s articles are not simply a riot of historical and philosophical allusions — no, they are all about style

Promise is no guarantee of a long career

Even Booker Prize-winning novelists struggle to make a living from writing

The “golden years” of publishing were characterised by booze, bullying and amateurishness

With scant audiences and paltry remuneration, author’s tours can be far from glamorous

Higher education no longer offer a bright future

Why following your dreams can be a nightmare

Why do authors so often have such difficulty extracting the fees they are owed?

The lot of the writer today is one of insecurity, wounded pride and dwindling returns

The secret to liberation is becoming a man