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Joint Statement from the Society of Authors and the Irish Writers Union: the dangers of a no-deal Brexit.

“Ireland and the UK have always enjoyed a close literary relationship, and the enduring popularity of Irish writers in the UK and vice versa is a testament to this.

The Irish and UK book industries are inextricably aligned, sharing the same VAT rates, Nielsen consumer data, territorial rights and Legal Deposit scheme.

But this unique and thriving relationship is now under threat as a consequence of Brexit, and it would be torn apart in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.”

To read the full statement click hereĀ