Coronet has bagged a book about modern queer culture from “dazzlingly smart” Vice associate editor Daisy Jones.
Publisher Hannah Black acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Hayley Steed at Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency. All the Things She Said: Everything I Know About the Modern Culture of Queer Women, will be released as a hardback, e-book and audiobook in 2021.
The synopsis says: “Over the past few years lesbian culture has emerged into the mainstream, and at a time when more and more people are identifying as queer and gender is more widely accepted as fluid, journalist Daisy Jones explores the many new aspects of what it means to be a queer woman today. Told through personal experience; speaking with others; looking at music, TV and film, and issues around dating and mental health, Daisy shows how they all serve to create and reveal a new language and culture.”
Jones is a 26-year-old journalist and editor based in Dalston who has written about everything from LGBTQ culture and UK nightlife, to pop music, cult cinema and the internet. Her work has appeared in Dazed & Confused, the Guardian, i-D and Refinery29, plus publications like Polyester and Huck. She’s spoken on various panels about LGBTQ issues, music and journalism, and has interviewed everyone from Grace Jones to RuPaul, Robyn and Peaches.
She said: I’m so excited to have found a home for my first book at Coronet, especially with an editor as sharp as Hannah Black. There are lots of people who have supported me along the way, but none of it would have been possible without my brilliant agent Hayley Steed. The culture of LGBTQ women is a subject very close to my heart, so I am looking forward to seeing where this project takes us."
Black added: "Daisy has a singular voice: funny, brave and dazzlingly smart. It’s an absolute pleasure to be publishing her and her timely and insightful exploration - and celebration - of the modern culture of queer women."