I’m accustomed to reading grim things about the future of books. That’s what a lot of this blog is about: how writers can just keep it all going in this day and age.
Now, I’m a hardened veteran of indulgent speculation concernign the demise of eBooks and literary novels and making a living by making art.
But this piece, “The Death of the American Author,” from Scott Turow, the president of The Authors Guild, was a bit much for me.
Turrow writes about how the sudden destruction of copyrighted art is going to make it impossible to make a living as an official American Author.
But that makes me wonder: what does being an American Author mean now?