Begum reflects on Lit in Colour’s first year as initiative looks to push systemic change

Launched a year ago in a collaboration between Penguin Random House and The Runnymede Trust, Lit in Colour seeks to make the books taught in classrooms more representative of modern life in Britain Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-17 18:08:18 UTC ]
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When everything changed: Novelist Ocean Vuong reflects on a year of intense highs and lows

Ocean Vuong, bestselling author of "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," joins the L.A. Times Book Club on Jan. 27. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-09 00:57:08 UTC ]
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Announcing the Winner of Electric Lit’s 2021 Book Cover of the Year Tournament

Last week, the Electric Lit team stayed glued to our phone screens as we tasked our social media followers with anointing the best book cover of 2021. The tournament was full of close calls determined by razor-thin margins (Mona at Sea prevailed over Black Girl Call Home by just five votes in... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-12-06 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Bad Form Review and PRH's Lit in Colour among FutureBook Award winners

Bad Form Review and Penguin Random House's Lit in Colour scheme have jointly won the Discover award at this year's FutureBook Awards ceremony.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-19 17:09:55 UTC ]
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Imoh wins inaugural Lit in Colour Creative Student prize

Student Emmanuella Imoh has won the inaugural Lit in Colour Creative Student prize for her "bold and thought-provoking poem", told visually through a short video. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-16 11:03:29 UTC ]
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10 years of the Stella: how Australia’s women’s writing prize changed a nation’s literature

Publishers speak of the profound effect the prize has had on Australia’s book industry in the decade since its establishmentOn International Women’s Day in 2011, a group of Australian women writers and editors appeared at a literary salon and spoke about their frustration at the male-dominated... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-10-07 01:56:57 UTC ]
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Lit in Colour programme to diversify curriculum will reach 12,000 students

The Lit in Colour Pioneers programme, which supports UK schools in diversifying their English Literature curriculum, will be working with 119 cohorts from across the country this year, reaching almost 12,000 students. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-06 10:31:02 UTC ]
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How a 12-year-old Billie Jean King decided to change the world

The tennis great and longtime activist shares little-known stories in her autobiography. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-27 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Agencies’ latest DE&I initiatives aim to dig deeper into systemic challenges for diverse and minority media

Publicis, Nielsen and Havas Media all took steps to advance DE&I efforts in the last 24 hours. The post Agencies’ latest DE&I initiatives aim to dig deeper into systemic challenges for diverse and minority media appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2021-07-08 04:01:00 UTC ]
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Lit in colour

This week we’ve published the findings of research conducted by Lit in Colour, a campaign run by Penguin Random House and The Runnymede Trust to make the teaching of English Literature more inclusive and representative of the myriad of different voices and narratives that make up Britain’s past... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-29 23:09:45 UTC ]
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Just 0.7% of GCSE English Lit students study writers of colour, PRH research shows

Research commissioned by Penguin Random House has revealed only 0.7% of English Literature GCSE students in England study a book by a writer of colour while only 7% study a book by a woman. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-28 22:57:04 UTC ]
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Question of the Day: How did data shape content creation in a year of change?

In 2021, Digiday and Connatix teamed up to ask experts at the Digiday Publishing Summit how the past year’s unprecedented online audience surge fundamentally changed the ways publishers use data to create content. In this installment of the Question of the Day, Joetta Gobell, vice president of... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2021-03-10 02:00:00 UTC ]
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In ‘Just as I Am,’ actress Cicely Tyson reflects on 96 years of a life well lived

While undoubtedly personal, Tyson’s memoir offers an accounting of how far we’ve come — and how far we still must go. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-01-27 15:38:06 UTC ]
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Year-End Changes: PRH Canada Separates Knopf and Random House

CEO Kristin Cochrane retains Anne Collins while moving Martha Kanya-Forstner to lead Knopf Canada and bringing in Sue Kuruvilla for RH Canada. The post Year-End Changes: PRH Canada Separates Knopf and Random House appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-12-09 21:22:13 UTC ]
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Announcing the Winner of Electric Lit’s Book Cover of the Year Tournament

This week, readers on Electric Literature’s Twitter and Instagram voted to narrow a field of 32 beautiful book covers down to their favorite of the year. Some of the margins were razor-thin—in particular, both Sin Eater vs. The Exhibition of Persephone Q in round one and Animal Wife vs. Follow... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-12-07 12:00:36 UTC ]
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Mosse reflects on 25 years of the Women’s Prize as 2020 event prepares to go online

A quarter of a century after the Women’s Prize for Fiction launched, co-founder Kate Mosse looks at how it has helped to change the publishing landscape and looks ahead to its virtual ceremony. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-04 15:39:23 UTC ]
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A civil rights case from Louisiana that changed America’s justice system

Matthew Van Meter tells the story of Gary Duncan and the state’s role in the rights movement. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-04 12:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Members Push for Change In New Letter

An open letter published on Wednesday and signed by 30 members of the National Book Critics Circle entreaties its board of directors to make a number of changes related to its management and to issues of diversity. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How the pandemic pushed puffin research back years

The pandemic has found a way to derail more than 25 years of research on Atlantic puffins and a variety of other seabirds on Machias Seal Island in the Bay of Fundy. Continue reading at CBC

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Lockdown is 'opportunity for systemic change', says Jhalak Prize founder

Sunny Singh, the co-founder of the Jhalak Prize, has said lockdown caused by the pandemic is an opportunity to reassess equality in the industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-27 11:18:23 UTC ]
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