- To celebrate Aurora Metro’s 30th anniversary as an independent publisher this is a creative writing handbook like no other with writing exercises to inspire.
- 20% of profits went to the Virginia Woolf statue campaign which successfully led to the installation of a bronze memorial to the author in November 2022.
- Includes an anthology of poems, stories, essays and interviews with 30 + women contributors – both well-known and emerging 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:
- – Choices: The Writing of Possession by A.S. Byatt
- – Becoming a Writer by Saskia Calliste
- – Jenny – a song by April de Angelis
- – Interview with Kit de Waal
- – Anne Hathaway by Carol Ann Duffy
- – Let the World Burn through you by Sian Evans
- – Early Women Writers by Philippa Gregory
- – The Creative Process by Mary Hamer
- – The Writing Life by Jackie Kay
- – Screen Diversity by Shuchi Kothari
- – Writing Plays by Bryony Lavery
- – The Novelist as Wanderer by Annee Lawrence
- – Interview with Roseanne Liang
- – Mei Kwei, I love you by Suchen Christine Lim
- – The Badminton Court by Jaki McCarrick
- – Interview with Laura Miles
- – The Motherload by Raman Mundair
- – The Feminist Library by Magda Oldziejewska
- – Fortune Favours The Brave… by Kaite O’Reilly
- – Interview with Jacqueline Pepall
- – The Art of Translation by Gabi Reigh
- – Conditions of Amefricanity -Djamila Ribeiro
- – Inspiration: Where does it come from? by Fiona Rintoul
- – Interview with Jasvinder Sanghera
- – A Room of One’s Own …or Not? by Anne Sebba
- – Being a Feminist Writer by Kalista Sy
- – Mslexia by Debbie Taylor
- – My Mother, Reading a Novel by Madeleine Thien
- – Interview with Clare Tomalin
- – Fortune by Ida Vitale, transl. Tanya Huntington
- – Interview with Sarah Waters
- – 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 and vintage illustrators. Guest editor Ann Sandham has compiled the new collection. Donate to the Virginia Woolf Statue campaign here.