- To coincide with International Women’s Day and to celebrate Aurora Metro’s 30th anniversary as an independent publisher
- 20% of profits to go to the Virginia Woolf statue campaign
- Includes poems, stories, essays and interviews with 30 women writers
A revised edition of the publisher’s inaugural publication in 1990, which won the Pandora Award from Women-in-Publishing. Inspirational in its original format, this new edition features poems, stories, essays and interviews with 30 women writers, both emerging authors and luminaries of contemporary literature such as:
A.S. BYATT, KIT DE WAAL, CAROL ANN DUFFY, PHILIPPA GREGORY, JACKIE KAY, MADELINE THIEN, CLARE TOMALIN, SARAH WATERS, and the great-niece of Virginia Woolf herself, EMMA WOOLF.
Female mentors on the original book included Carole Spedding, organizer of Feminist Book Fortnight and Ros de Lanerolle, publisher at The Women’s Press. In her foreword to the book, publisher and managing editor Cheryl Robson, credits their encouragement to building the fine list of titles provided by the publisher today.
Cheryl Robson was a recent finalist in the itv National Diversity Awards – Lifetime Achievement category and Aurora Metro Books was a finalist in the 2019 IPG Diversity in Publishing Awards.
Includes the original writing workshops plus illustrations from contemporary women illustrators. Guest editor Ann Sandham has compiled the new collection.