The Women Writers Handbook – 2020

£12.99

A writing guide which includes 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, CLARE TOMALIN, MADELINE THIEN, SARAH WATERS,  and the great-niece of Virginia Woolf herself, EMMA WOOLF.

Available on back-order

Description

  • To coincide with Women’s History Month 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

Description

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:

  1. – Choices: The Writing of Possession by A.S. Byatt
  2. – Becoming a Writer by Saskia Calliste
  3. – Jenny – a song by April de Angelis
  4. – Interview with Kit de Waal
  5. Anne Hathaway by Carol Ann Duffy
  6. Let the World Burn through you by Sian Evans
  7. – Early Women Writers by Philippa Gregory
  8. The Creative Process by Mary Hamer
  9. – The Writing Life by Jackie Kay
  10. Screen Diversity by Shuchi Kothari
  11. – Writing Plays by Bryony Lavery
  12. – The Novelist as Wanderer by Annee Lawrence
  13. – Interview with Roseanne Liang
  14. – Mei Kwei, I love you by Suchen Christine Lim
  15. – The Badminton Court by Jaki McCarrick
  16. – Interview with Laura Miles
  17. – The Motherload by Raman Mundair
  18. – The Feminist Library by Magda Oldziejewska
  19. Fortune Favours The Brave… by Kaite O’Reilly
  20. – Interview with Jacqueline Pepall
  21. The Art of Translation by Gabi Reigh
  22. – Conditions of Africamerity -Djamila Ribeiro
  23.  – Inspiration: Where does it come from? by Fiona Rintoul
  24. – Interview with Jasvinder Sanghera
  25. – A Room of One’s Own …or Not? by Anne Sebba
  26. – Being a Feminist Writer by Kalista Sy
  27. – Mslexia by Debbie Taylor
  28. – My Mother, Reading a Novel by Madeleine Thien
  29. – Interview with Clare Tomalin
  30. – Fortune by Ida Vitale, transl. Tanya Huntington
  31. – Interview with Sarah Waters
  32. – Virginia Woolf…100 years on by 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.