The global if tragically-induced surge of the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked vital conversations. Yet, what was revelatory for so many in our industry... Read more
Five prominent figures from the literary world discuss the vexed debates surrounding cultural appropriation, authenticity and the growing trend for sensitivity readers.
Authors have discussed the importance of perspectives on mental health when considering diversity and inclusion, with Rose Cartwright revealing she walked away from a traditional publishing... Read more
HarperCollins’ gender pay gap has remained broadly static with the publisher saying it is "confident" of change long term after introducing initiatives including enhanced parental... Read more
Authors, publishers and trade professionals are joining together to launch a working class writers’ festival.
Author Jilly Cooper has said that literary fiction should not receive state support, arguing instead that the money would be better spent on the declining... Read more
Penguin Random House chief executive Tom Weldon has urged the industry to respond to the "really urgent commercial imperative" of reflecting working class experiences in books.... Read more