Does the Digital Economy Support Literary Diversity?

Hannah Pardey, lecturer and researcher at Leibniz-Universität Hanover, is an expert on the digital aspects of the contemporary literary field. She explores in what way digitalisation enables or hinders literary diversity and takes a close look at the intersection of AI, emotion, and diversity. Read more

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 – 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

Catching up on African literature: WiM in Berlin

WiM stands for “Writing in Migration”, the first African literature festival in Germany. It took place last week at the Babylon in Berlin. It was organised by the literary agency InterKontinental and curated by Olumide Popoola. Sandra van Lente attended two of the events and wrote a short report for […] Read more