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 and present. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-29 23:09:45 UTC ]
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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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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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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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SelfMadeHero releases anthology by emerging creators of colour

SelfMadeHero is releasing Catalyst, the result of its 2021 Graphic Anthology Programme, which was designed to develop, publish and promote emerging creators of colour from across the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-21 22:49:56 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: October 13, 2021

“Continue squeezing until all the tomatoes are gone or until you feel like Macbeth at the end of his play.” Stanley Tucci shares his grandmother’s famous tomato sauce recipe. | Lit Hub Food Hanif Abdurraqib reflects on working at a chain bookstore in his twenties, and the frequent caller who... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-10-13 10:30:58 UTC ]
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Cynthia Leitich Smith to Headline 2021 Neustadt Lit Fest

News and Events World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, will host the 2021 Neustadt Lit Festival on Zoom from Oct. 25–27. The festival features numerous panels exploring the... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2021-10-11 18:55:28 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: September 13, 2021

“Feeling afraid to obey the demands of your own heart? Is there anything more human?” Jennifer Finney Boylan considers Henry David Thoreau and the risks we take to live our full truth. | Lit Hub Memoir Who was Laurie Colwin, and what makes her (newly reissued) fiction so relevant today? | Lit... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-13 10:30:34 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: August 27, 2021

“By the time I was born, the city had been conquered thrice, by the British, the Japanese, and the military junta. Three enemies to symbolize the three torments of the mind.” Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint on war, reincarnation, and the changing names of Myanmar. | Lit Hub Memoir Jeffrey Webb revisits... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-08-27 10:30:19 UTC ]
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Vintage signs Letters to a Writer of Colour edited by Anappara and Soomro

Vintage has acquired an essay anthology examining the craft of writing through the lens of race and culture, edited by novelists Deepa Anappara and Taymour Soomro. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-07 11:56:04 UTC ]
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The story of an African children's book that explains the science of skin colour

For parents, skin colour is often a difficult subject and dealing with it through storytelling can be a useful aid. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2021-07-28 15:40:42 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Weekly: July 12 – 16

What Borges’ science fiction got right about the importance of forgetting, according to child psychiatry. | Lit Hub Science Searching for Moby-Dick (and the elusive truths of America’s pastime): Rick White goes deep on Bill James, Herman Melville, and the whaleness of Whiteyball. | Lit Hub... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-07-17 10:30:33 UTC ]
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Body Language in Middle Grade Lit

Two novels and a graphic memoir tackle weighty issues, with grace and good humor. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-07-08 04:06:37 UTC ]
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RCW and Knights Of launch children's publishing workshop for authors of colour

The RCW literary agency and publisher Knights Of have announced the return of a free children’s publishing workshop for aspiring authors of colour, now in partnership with development scheme Megaphone. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-08 01:37:05 UTC ]
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Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival apologises for absence of female writers of colour

The organisers of the 2021 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival have apologised for not including any female writers of colour in the programme . Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-02 16:32:23 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Weekly: June 21 – 25, 2021

“It’s a place for writers to publish and earn money directly and instantaneously without any traditional publishing gatekeepers. It’s also a brand-new subculture cut off from a larger writing culture that doesn’t understand it.” Walker Caplan on the writers using NFTs to make a living. | Lit Hub... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-06-26 10:30:01 UTC ]
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Pandemic Survey Finds NYC Writers, Lit Organizations Face Economic Loss

A new survey examining the impact of the pandemic on New York City’s literary community found that 75% of the city’s literary organizations reported some financial loss over the last year, with some organizations reporting losses as high as $100,000. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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These bookstores are the best in the country at supporting indie lit.

In advance of Independent Bookstore Day on April 24, the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses has put together a map of 140 bookstores that give special support to independent publishers. The list, which was compiled by recommendations from CLMP members, isn’t exhaustive, of course, but... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-23 14:00:20 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: April 6, 2021

Erik Hoel on the joy of growing up in an indie bookstore—and with his badass single mom, who opened The Jabberwocky in 1972 when she was 23 years old. | Lit Hub Memoir “You may have noticed that anger is making a comeback for women.” Gina Frangello on rage and infidelity. | Lit Hub “These […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-06 09:30:32 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: March 31, 2021

“What would it mean to make caring for others into an explicitly public priority?” Reading Sigrid Nunez’s What Are You Going Through amid a national mental health crisis. | Public Books John Lewis’ posthumous graphic memoir Run: Book One, is coming this summer. | The Washington Post  UCLA’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-31 10:30:08 UTC ]
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