Not unlike the VIDA Count, the ROAR organization’s research reveals discrepancies in gender representation in parts of the Scottish publishing industry.
The second international event in the PublisHer series featured performance, discussion, and networking at the International Publishers Association’s ‘Africa Rising’ seminar in Nairobi.
A story of the ‘New South’ in the States, Tayari Jones’ ‘An American Marriage’ is about injustice, love, and family, its issues of race and class played out in Atlanta.
Translator Damion Searls has received the US$10,000 Wolff Translator’s Prize, and the Women Poet’s Prize announces a collection of Rebecca Swift’s work.
Independent publishers Fitzcarraldo Editions, Sandstone Press, Serpent’s Tail, and And Other Stories are represented in this year’s Man Booker International Prize shortlist for work in translation.
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.
Women hold an impressive number of executive posts in French publishing. On International Women’s Day, the hope is that more can move into top spots.
Many events at March’s London Book Fair will feature authors and others focusing on women in the business and issues of diversity.
With programming on African-American culture, women’s achievement, and a resurgence of handwriting, Bologna Book Fair plans an ambitious first look at its physical renovations, too.
The new Women Poets’ Prize from the UK’s Rebecca Swift Foundation teams its three winners with both poetry mentors and life-skill coaches as part of a support program for its writers.