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We need to call out the lack of support and erasure of Black British voices

Using terms such as BAME and PoC makes it harder to call out the lack of support and erasure of Black British voices (often working class and male) from festivals, prizes, agencies and organisations set up by non-Black PoC in the name of ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-09 05:56:06 UTC ]
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Jane Austen, Gritty Educational Reformer of the Working Class

From about 1890 to 1940, a half century of ultra-cheap editions of Jane Austen’s novels aimed explicitly at educating the working poor. Because these ill-printed and shabby versions of her stories never made it into the scholarly libraries that safeguard “important” editions, the hardscrabble... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-04 09:49:29 UTC ]
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On reading, publishing and being working class

Noel Murphy discusses what more can be done to encourage and develop more working class readers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Good Agency wins major grant to boost diversity in publishing

The £580,000 Arts Council England funding will support new initiative to find and develop black and minority ethnic, disabled and LGBTQ writersA new literary agency, which aims to discover “the next generation of diverse writers” and “blow open the pipeline” for them, is being launched by the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Working-class fiction has been written out of publishing

Everyone is the poorer for publishers' widespread assumption that nobody wants to read about this part of societyI have spent the last 25 years selling and then publishing books, so I read with interest Melvyn Bragg's recent comments on working-class characters in fiction being stereotyped and... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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