UK publishers need to change the story when it comes to race

A report showing that UK publishing has failed to reflect regional and racial diversity is a vital reminder that, despite all the initiatives, our work isn’t doneAs a young woman my hobby was reading, and it never occurred to me that I might be excluded from the process of creating books. My childhood was filled with stories about and by people from across the globe and my experiences of the world felt richer because I knew that my future contained untapped experiences that would be mine for the taking.Working in a bookshop in south-west London from the age of 16 further instilled my commitment to books. I met some inspirational people who confirmed my belief that reading made you empathic and creative. I have carried these ideas throughout my life. It is only recently that they have been sullied by the empirical evidence that while books should be read by everyone, only a few have the privilege of creating them. Related: Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers must change the story around neurodiversity

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