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Sophie Mackintosh on debut novel The Water Cure
June 25, 2018 at 1:45 am

As Feminist Book Fortnight draws to a close, we spoke to debut author Sophie Mackintosh, whose devastating dystopian novel The Water Cure (Hamish Hamilton) has drawn comparisons to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

How to be a black woman and succeed: two friends who have written the manual
June 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke have turned a dream into a hot publishing property – a self-help guide for black womenIn March 2015, Elizabeth Uviebinené had a brainwave that a less determined 22-year-old might have dismissed as a water-cooler pipe dream. It was ignited by a single chapter in a book by Sheryl Sandberg .…

Inside stories: Turkey’s grim tradition of publishing behind bars
June 23, 2018 at 6:00 am

Former HDP leader Selahattin Demirtaş has published a short story collection, written while in jail awaiting trial – just the latest example of a writer clashing with Turkey’s governmentAt the Istanbul book fair last November, there was a signing for the politician Selahattin Demirtaş’s short story collection Seher (Dawn). Demirtaş, former leader of the pro-Kurdish…

Pictures of the week
June 23, 2018 at 1:45 am

Judith Kerr celebrates turning 95 in this week's pictures round-up, while Five Leaves Bookshop brings back Feminist Book Fortnight and Nobrow teams up with The Moonheads.

'Wilful misreading': Lionel Shriver replies to critics in diversity row
June 22, 2018 at 10:59 am

Novelist responds to the reaction against her comments on diversity in publishing, accusing her critics of ‘malicious misinterpretation’Lionel Shriver has responded to the vituperative row that followed her recent comments about Penguin Random House’s diversity scheme, saying that it was not diversity but quotas that she was objecting to and calling out what she described…

Guest Post: The Problem with Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
June 22, 2018 at 5:30 am

In today's guest post, Dr. Geraldine Cochran discusses why addressing issues around equity are an important first step in meeting any diversity and inclusion goals. The post Guest Post: The Problem with Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Pocock takes 2018 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize
June 22, 2018 at 1:45 am

Irish-Canadian writer Joanna Pocock has scooped the £3,000 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize for her work exploring communities and their relationships with the changing landscapes of Montana.