Douglas Stuart | 'Representation of the working-class is essential for diversity in literature'

Scottish author Douglas Stuart talks to us about his Booker Prize 2020-shortlisted début novel, Shuggie Bain.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-15 13:46:50 UTC ]
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Trade invited to join 2021's Working Class Writers' Festival

The artistic director for The Working Class Writers' Festival is issuing a call-out to publishers, agents and booksellers to get involved in next year's event.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-10 22:51:27 UTC ]
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The BLM movement is inspiring a boom in diverse children’s literature.

When a friend of mine, a former teacher, told me the subject of a children’s book he wants to write—an allegory about how the criminal justice system tries to entrap people of color from a young age—my first thought was Dark, man. And then: I wish I’d had access to a book like that when I was a […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-21 19:17:26 UTC ]
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Festival for Working Class Writers to launch in 2021

The Festival for Working Class Writers is being launched in Bristol next year, hoping to shine a spotlight on authors who organiser Natasha Carthew says are underrepresented at other events. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-20 17:38:05 UTC ]
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Report: 2019 Diversity in Children’s and YA Literature

The Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) has released the results of its 2019 survey on diversity in children's and YA literature.  Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-26 17:38:28 UTC ]
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Finding your literary voice - with a working class accent

At the beginning of 2020, well before my debut novel was published, I was invited to an evening soiree in Glasgow’s Mitchell Library – a kind of preview event for authors performing at a well-known literary festival.  I changed quickly in the toilet at the car salesroom I worked in and navigated... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-15 16:53:37 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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For working-class Americans, disaster is only a misstep away

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn tell the stories of those struggling to stay balanced. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-31 04:45:27 UTC ]
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National Centre for Writing seeks working class writers

The National Centre for Writing in Norwich is relaunching its Escalator Talent Development Scheme, with a special focus this year on writers from working class backgrounds. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-15 00:58:56 UTC ]
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The Bookseller's Working Class Survey wins PPA award

The Bookseller’s Working Class survey, an analysis of class in the publishing business, has been named Content Piece of the Year at the PPA's Independent Publisher Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-11 12:39:47 UTC ]
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Unbound launches Irish working class writers anthology

Unbound is launching an anthology of working class writers from across Ireland, featuring original pieces by Roddy Doyle and Lisa McInerney alongside lesser known authors and edited by Paul McVeigh. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-04 02:04:57 UTC ]
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British Book Awards and The Bookseller working class survey shortlisted for PPA Awards

The British Book Awards and The Bookseller’s working class survey have been shortlisted for prizes at this year’s Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-02 16:52:21 UTC ]
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Kissick wins W&A Working-Class Writers’ Prize

Lucy Kissick’s debut novel Plutoshine has won the inaugural Writers & Artists Working-Class Writers’ Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-04 19:06:55 UTC ]
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Carmen Marcus and the Book Corner launch free course for working-class writers

Author Carmen Marcus has teamed up with the North Yorkshire bookshop Book Corner to offer aspiring working-class writers a free course on developing a strategy to write professionally. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-10 19:37:39 UTC ]
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Online bookseller aims to boost diverse children’s literature

A new online bookshop has launched to promote books, graphic novels and gifts that feature characters from under-represented backgrounds. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What I needed as a working-class writer

There’s a lot of debate about diversity in publishing—but how exactly can working class writers overcome the barriers? Kia Abdullah offers five tools that made a difference for her. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rowling backs Killer Women's BAME and working class support scheme

Female crime writing group Killer Women is launching a scheme to support emerging authors from BAME and working-class backgrounds, endorsed by J K Rowling, Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid and Martina Cole. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reflecting a Diverse Reality in Children’s Books: New African Literature Partnership

Wanting to see more African characters in children's books—both in Africa and internationally—publishers Sarah Odedina and Deborah Ahenkorah have formed a new partnership. The post Reflecting a Diverse Reality in Children’s Books: New African Literature Partnership appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-02 00:00:00 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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Universal Credit threatens to drive working-class writers from profession, warns SoA

The Society of Authors has warned MPs that Universal Credit could silence working-class writers, impeding diversity in publishing and making it harder to attract different types of reader. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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