04 May 2006


Tim Adams looks at the long and honourable tradition of ghostwriting...

As in the film industry, writers these days take what credit they can; the billing goes to the star. If you were asked to name four of the hottest authors around your list should by rights include Rebecca Farnworth (who puts words into the mouth of Jordan, including two forthcoming novels), Tom Watt (David Beckham), Penelope Dening (Sharon Osbourne, Posh Spice) and Andrew Crofts (who has cornered the market in 'misery memoirs' with four number one bestsellers in two years). Ghostwriting is no longer the sector of publishing that dare not speak its name; it looks a lot like the future of the book trade.

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