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Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 – “Improving Diversity in Publishing”

Frankfurt Book Fair created a “Special Edition” in 2020 and went completely online, allowing me (during the last few weeks of my pregnancy) to participate in a panel called “Improving Diversity in Publishing: Who Can Lead the Change Process?” with the following speakers, chaired by Dr Anamik Saha, Senior Lecturer […] Read more

“Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing” Studie – jetzt auch auf Deutsch

Es ist soweit: rechtzeitig zur Frankfurter Buchmesse erscheint heute die deutsche Übersetzung des „Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing” Reports! Denn bei allen Unterschieden, die es zwischen den Buchbranchen in Großbritannien und Deutschland gibt, so sind doch auch viele Parallelen auszumachen, gerade was die Unterrepräsentation von Schwarzen Autor*innen und Autor*innen of Colour […] Read more

Happy Launch Day, V&Q Books! An Interview with Publisher and Translator Katy Derbyshire

Happy Publication Day! Today, V&Q Books officially launches its first book: Paula by Sandra Hoffmann, translated by Katy Derbyshire – the first in a hopefully long series of English translations of German books (www.vq-books.eu). The launch will be held at ocelot, not just another bookstore. It’s invitation only, but you […] Read more

Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing – Now Go Out and Make a Difference

On 23 June 2020, Dr Anamik Saha (Goldsmiths, University of London) and I launched our report called Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing. We spent the previous year interviewing 113 people in publishing and bookselling, and we set out to challenge the ways ‘diversity’ was talked about. And we wanted to find […] Read more

Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing – #RethinkingDiversityWeek

It’s official! We’re online! We’re holding our report in our hands and we’re very much looking forward to sharing our findings with the world (ever so modest). We’re launching our report today, on 23 June! And you can access the e-version here: www.rethinkingdiversity.org.uk We carried out this project and wrote this […] Read more

Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing – Online Launch Coming Up

Last year on 1 May (which is not a public holiday in the UK, as I learned) I started to work with Dr Anamik Saha at Goldsmiths, University of London, on our joint project called “Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing”. The idea had been brewing in our heads for about three […] Read more

Common People –
“We’ve had enough and we are coming”

(The quote in the title is from the poem “Tough” by Tony Walsh (aka Longfella), published in Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers, ed. by Kit de Waal (Unbound, 2019).) On International Workers Day 2019, the anthology Common People was launched (first in a pub, then at the […] Read more