(CBC story) Well established but not well-off: Canada’s authors struggle to make ends meet, says study

Writers’ Union of Canada survey says its members’ incomes down by 27% from just 3 years ago

It’s a story as old as the craft itself: an impoverished author, serving coffee or scrubbing floors while writing what would become a seminal novel.

Except in Canada today, tales of financial hardship extend to writers who are established, have published several books and even those who have won major prizes.

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