Authors support Women's Prize Trust's T-shirt celebration of female icons

Authors including Elizabeth Day, June Sarpong and Dolly Alderton are among those supporting a new T-shirt initiative to spotlight iconic female writers, launched by the Women's Prize Trust. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-14 18:47:39 UTC ]
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For Women’s History Month: 5 new novels that celebrate female accomplishments

‘The Paris Bookseller’ by Kerri Maher and ‘The Diamond Eye’ by Kate Quinn are among several great new works of historical fiction. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-02 15:27:34 UTC ]
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Female author Mola revealed to be three men at €1m prize ceremony

Carmen Mola, a female novelist who won a €1m Spanish literary prize last week, has been revealed as a pseudonym for three men. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-17 22:43:39 UTC ]
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Women's Prize confirms entrants 'must be legally defined as female'

The Women's Prize has issued a statement saying that eligibility for the prize extends to "all women" where a woman is defined as "a cis woman, a transgender woman or anyone who is legally defined as a woman or of the female sex".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-05 04:11:34 UTC ]
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Women's Prize Trust launches writers' development programme

The Women's Prize Trust is launching Discoveries, a writers’ development programme offering aspiring female writers of all ages and backgrounds "encouragement and support" at the beginning of their creative journeys. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-18 07:15:38 UTC ]
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'Nobody in Tesco buys spy books by women': how female authors took on the genre

Publishing’s long established boys’ club in espionage fiction is having its cover blown by a new school led by Stella Rimington, Manda Scott and Charlotte PhilbyWhen Stella Rimington, the former director general of MI5 and spy author, wrote a new foreword last year to The Spy’s Bedside Book,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-07 09:00:54 UTC ]
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Williams hails 'forward thinking' Women's Prize shortlist, but accident-hit Mosse misses celebration

Women's Fiction Prize co-founder Kate Mosse missed last night's celebration for the 2019 award shortlist after being knocked off her bike in central London. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author launches new writing prize for 'thinking women'

Author Kate Jegede has set up a new writing prize that aims to increase the visibility of women writers in the UK writing non-fiction works with a philosophical or critical thinking theme. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stand-up star Helen Lederer launches prize for funny female authors

"Absolutely Fabulous" actress and stand-up comedian Helen Lederer is launching a new literary award in a bid to give female comic writing "the exposure and praise it deserves". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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#Women_writers manifesto aims to build community of female authors

Laurie Garrison’s call to arms is intended to foster collaboration ‘rejecting traditional models of publishing’The internet is not always a safe place for women, so there is something hearteningly radical about women staking a claim to this space to assert their own ambitions and interests. The... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Baileys Women's Prize launches Best of the Best celebration

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is to mark 20 years with two weeks of programming with BBC Radio 4’s “Woman’s Hour” and a partnership with Waterstones. The Best of the Best celebration will also include an event on 2nd November at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, with award-winning... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Desmond Elliott prize reminds us that authors need long-term support

With her prizewinning debut, Claire Fuller could be following in the footsteps of Ian Rankin and Hilary Mantel who found success with their later work – but only with the support of her publisherAs one of the judges for the Desmond Elliott prize for best debut novelist this year, I couldn’t help... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Female authors heralded on International Women's Day

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 08/03/2011 - 08:40 Inspiring books by and about women are being hailed for International Women's Day, as J K Rowling and Germaine Greer are named among 17 authors on the Guardian's Top 100 Inspirational Women list. Female novelists are holding... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Celebrating Women in Translation Month: New Translations by Women from around the Globe, by Kayla E. Ciardi

Lit Lists Kayla E. Ciardi For WLT’s November 2016 issue, author and translator Alison Anderson explores and explains in her essay “Of Gatekeepers and Bedtime Stories: The Ongoing Struggle to Make Women’s Voices Heard”—in an issue devoted exclusively to... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2019-08-15 14:12:27 UTC ]
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Five Women Authors, Six Women Translators on Man Booker International Shortlist

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[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Celebrate Juneteenth with 7 of our favorite recipes from African American cookbook and other celebrated authors

Celebrating Juneteenth? June 19, or "Juneteenth," commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. We've compiled 7 favorite recipes from African American authors, including Rufus Estes, the first African American chef to publish a cookbook, Dr. George Washington Carver and Maya Angelou.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Helsinki Literary Agency Authors Win Both the Finlandia Prize and the Junior Prize

The agency, formed by three publishing houses, this year has captured both the 'adult' Finlandia Prize and the junior prize in children's literature. The post Helsinki Literary Agency Authors Win Both the Finlandia Prize and the Junior Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors join Julian Barnes in condemning US authors' admission to Booker prize

Writers including AS Byatt and Philip Hensher say Commonwealth and British writers face greater struggle to find readers, now ‘dice are loaded’ AS Byatt, Philip Hensher and Susan Hill have joined authors backing Julian Barnes’s call for the Man Booker prize to exclude US writers once again, a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sites of Radical Possibility: The Best of 1970s and 80s Women-Authored Science Fiction and Fantasy

A late baby-boomer, I spent my tweens and adolescence in the 1970s under the Tolkien-woven spell of heroic fantasy, immersed in the imagined worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea trilogy (1968-72), Patricia A. McKillip’s Riddlemaster trilogy (1976-79), and Evangeline Walton’s Welsh-myth-remix... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Iraj Pezeshkzad, celebrated Iranian satirist and author of ‘My Uncle Napoleon,’ dies

His 1973 novel "My Uncle Napoleon," affectionately skewering the foibles of his countrymen and women in the decades before the Islamic Revolution, became one of the most phenomenally popular works of modern Persian literature. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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