Booker Prize judge and author Afua Hirsch will speak at the Conduit autumn event later this month, aimed at women in publishing.
Hirsch, also an academic and broadcaster, will discuss her experience and insights at the Conduit autumn party Monday 18th November at 6pm at the h club in Covent Garden. The free event is organised by Penguin Random House contracts director Emma D’Cruz and Rebecca Smart, m.d. of publishing at DK.
Launched in March by colleagues at literary agency A M Heath as a collective for women in the publishing trade, there have been two Conduit events so far featuring Deborah Frances White of the "The Guilty Feminist” podcast, journalist Natasha Lunn (whose book was recently bought by Viking in a 16-way bidding war) and author Laura Jane Williams.
D’Cruz and Smart told The Bookseller they “are particularly keen to extend the reach to ensure a broad and diverse group of women in publishing, and so are particularly excited to share that our guest speaker is the brilliant Afua Hirsch... [whose] book Brit(ish) offers her personal and provocative exploration of race and identity in Britain today”.
Hirsch was a human rights barrister before becoming a Guardian journalist and then Sky News editor until 2017. Brit(ish) was published by Jonathan Cape in March 2018 and she helped judge the Booker Prize earlier this year.
To register for a free ticket, visit this link.