Michael Joseph has acquired Times journalist Annabelle Williams' debut about how "the world of finance still favours men”.
UK and Commonwealth Rights were acquired from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown by Michael Joseph’s non-fiction publisher Charlotte Hardman.
Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It will be published in paperback on 5th March 2020.
“Using her expertise as a journalist and editor who specialises in investing, economics and consumer affairs, Annabelle uncovers the shocking realities of money in the modern world,” the synopsis reads. “A call to arms for women of all ages and from all walks of life, the book examines the way in which the world of finance still favours men, and offers practical advice on what we can all do to even the balance.”
Williams has two columns for the Times and has appeared on live TV, radio and panel debates talking about the financial inequality between genders and this is her first book.
She said: “I can't wait to share my passion for economic equality and women's rights with this book. I am excited to be working with the team at Michael Joseph and Curtis Brown. The statistics are shocking, and the examples of female economic inequality I’ve discovered are outrageous. My book is a timely reminder that gender equality isn't just about the glass ceiling and the pay gap.”
Hardman said: “I’m incredibly proud to be working with Annabelle to publish this incredibly important and timely manifesto. Reading the very richly researched proposal for Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It left the whole team at Michael Joseph enraged at where we are now and how we got to be here and empowered about what we can do about it.”