Tagged: inclusion

When all is said, what is being done? Introducing the Black Agents & Editors’ Group

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

Last year may be a tipping point for a truly inclusive industry, but there is more to do

Five prominent figures from the literary world discuss the vexed debates surrounding cultural appropriation, authenticity and the growing trend for sensitivity readers. Read more

Authors urge publishers to 'give space' to mental health

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

Gender pay gap static at HarperCollins

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

Working class writers' festival planned for 2020

Authors, publishers and trade professionals are joining together to launch a working class writers’ festival. Read more

Jilly Cooper believes literary fiction should not receive state funding

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

Weldon 'sick' at lack of working class people in publishing

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

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