Unpaid internships 'should be banned to build diversity in publishing'

Novelist Kerry Hudson is setting out ‘a provocation’ calling for wholesale change to encourage and reflect broader spectrum of voicesThe award-winning novelist Kerry Hudson is set to make a bold call for change in UK publishing, which she believes is failing “to reflect the extraordinary spectrum of communities in this country”.Hudson, author of the prize-winning debut novel Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, will call on Thursday evening for the publishing industry in the UK to ban unpaid internships and commit to a living wage for entry-level publishing positions, in order to “create a workforce which is able to relate to, and champion, more diverse voices, thus making them more visible”. Related: Report finds UK books world has marginalised and pigeonholed ethnic minorities Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Unpaid internships 'should be banned to build diversity in publishing'

Novelist Kerry Hudson is setting out ‘a provocation’ calling for wholesale change to encourage and reflect broader spectrum of voicesThe award-winning novelist Kerry Hudson is set to make a bold call for change in UK publishing, which she believes is failing “to reflect the extraordinary... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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