Tagged: equality

On the bias

In her “provocation” in The Bookseller this week, author Kamila Shamsie calls for a Year of Publishing Women in 2018—12 months when publishers... Read more

Generation XX

Women tend to dominate issues of The Bookseller. Last week it was Murtagh, Enright, Atkinson and Harper Lee; this week it is Baroness Rebuck, Tonkinson,... Read more

Reflecting on Women in Publishing

I have been reflecting on Women in Publishing (WiP), which was established in 1979, having completed two sets of interviews with Sarah O’Reilly at the... Read more

Pastures new

I was recently struck by these words in a picture book: “In some families everyone has a job… and some just can’t get a job... Read more

Black and white

"Cultural diversity is both a moral and a commercial issue . . . the moral arguments for cultural diversity are backed by strong economic incentives.... Read more

Trans action

In the early stages of writing The Art of Being Normal, I asked a group of young transgender people if they felt fairly represented in... Read more

Rachel Reeves MP inks women of Westminster book deal

I B Tauris has inked a second book deal from Labour MP Rachel Reeves, about the 100-year history of female MPs, to be published on... Read more

Trade has mixed views on Shamsie's Year of Publishing Women

Author Kamila Shamsie is “right to draw attention” to gender inequality in publishing, but her suggestion of a year in which only books by women... Read more

Shamsie calls for 'Year of Publishing Women'

Author Kamila Shamsie has suggested a 'Year of Publishing Women' to help reset the gender imbalance when it comes to published authors. Writing... Read more

Novels from female perspective miss out on major awards

Books written by women or men from the perspective of a female character are less likely to win major literary awards than books written from... Read more

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