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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First PublisHer’s Dinner: Working to Support Women in Publishing

Working to build a global, supportive community of women in publishing, the first PublisHer's dinner brought together some 30 women making a difference in the book business. The post First PublisHer’s Dinner: Working to Support Women in Publishing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALCS backs select committee call for freelancer support and Creators Council

Calls by a select committee for freelancer support and creation of a “Creators Council” to help the cultural sector rebound from the coronavirus crisis have been welcomed by the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-24 10:52:41 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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Hachette moves to back Rowling after staff raise concerns

Staff at Hachette working on J K Rowling's new book The Ickabog have threatened to down tools over the author's recent comments affecting the transgender community. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-16 07:05:23 UTC ]
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Daniel Radcliffe rebukes J.K. Rowling’s latest tweets about trans women

After the author’s widely criticized round of gender identity tweets over the weekend, the actor spoke up on behalf of transgender women. The creator of Harry Potter seems to have lost Harry Potter himself, as Daniel Radcliffe comes to the defense of trans women in the wake of J.K. Rowling’s... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-06-09 10:00:07 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling unearthed an old work for her new children's book that's free online

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is releasing her new book, "The Ickabog," in free online installments. The first two chapters are out now. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-05-26 19:33:57 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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For codependents — yes, many of us are women — a book that feels like a powerful strike back

“Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls,” by Nina Renata Aron is both harrowing and essential. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-22 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Steven Wright’s ‘Coyotes of Carthage’ pulls back the curtain on how democracy works. It isn’t pretty.

Wright’s debut reads like a “how to” book that thousands of K Street connivers and Wall Street warriors won’t want Americans to see. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-18 11:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Hood Feminism’ makes a convincing — and urgent — case about how race and class divide women

Mikki Kendall’s bracing collection explores raging disparities and the limits of a movement Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-08 18:00:00 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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6 Books Written by Women Working in Tech

We need more women in tech, so when women in the field write about it, it's important to pay attention. Get insight from these books by women in tech. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-04 10:34:21 UTC ]
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Emma Watson just launched a legal-advice hotline for women who are harassed at work

TimesUp! Not all heroes wear capes—or carry wands. Emma Watson, the actress and activist who is still best known as resident Harry Potter smarty-pants Hermione Granger, is taking on a new role. She has launched a free legal-advice hotline with Time’s Up for women in England and Wales who are... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-08-05 12:57:34 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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