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The Women Writers Handbook 2020 Kindle Edition
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
Includes the original writing workshops plus illustrations from contemporary and vintage illustrators. Guest editor Ann Sandham has compiled the new collection.
The Women Writers Handbook is a superb, powerful collection of writings from 30 women that are considered to be the emerging authors and luminaries of contemporary fiction, from Carol Ann Duffy to Kit De Waal. With its short chapters, background to who the author is and with 20% of all profits going towards the campaign for a full-sized statue of Virginia Woolf, the first in the UK, it is absolutely a book to buy, read and help to highlight the creativities of women, as well as inspiring other women to believe that they can also do it too. Not only is every piece of work that is included different, well written and informative but the way that the whole book is laid out with inspiring quotes but also beautiful illustrations from women. I loved the activities that can be found at the end of the book, writing workshop activities that could be used within a group in order to breakdown boundaries, to help overcome the fears and misgivings of individuals who would like to become writers, as well as activities to help create depth in characters. I think this inclusion of interactivity, as well as giving a feminist spin on fairy tales is a cleverly unique concept. ...its absolutely one to pick up and for a worthy cause too. --thereadingcloset
Knowledgeably compiled and deftly edited, 'The Women Writers Handbook'; by Ann Sandham (Commissioning Editor for Ladybird Children's Books at Penguin Random House) also features an informative Foreword by Cheryl Robson (the Aurora Metro Books publisher). Of special note is the inclusion of a instruction article on how to operate a writing workshop, a five page Resource Direct
...a gem of a book: everything a woman writer might need in one slim volume. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
In 2012, Lim was named the Singapore recipient of the South East Asia Write Award. Her most recent novel, The River's Song, was published by Aurora Metro Books (2014) and was named 'Best Books of 2015' by Kirkus Reviews. Her novel Fistful of Colours (1992) was awarded the Inaugural Singapore Literature Prize. A short story from Lim's The Lies That Build A Marriage, was made into a film. Her work is also featured in Writing The City, commissioned by British Council, Singapore. She has received a Fulbright grant, and is also a Fellow and former International Writer-in-Residence of the International Writers' Program, University of Iowa. She was the Arvon Foundation writer-in-residence, at Moniack Mhaor, in 2005. She has participated in the Edinburgh Book Festival and the Melbourne Writers' Festival, among many others. Lim has also held writing residencies in the Philippines, Myanmar, South Korea, Australia and the United Kingdom.
A historian and writer, she has written many novels based on the Tudor period, notably The Other Boleyn Girl, which was made into a major film and The White Queen which has been dramatised for TV by the BBC. She founded the charity 'Gardens for The Gambia' which sinks wells to enable market gardening in Gambian schools. She is also a patron of the UK Chagos Support Association, which supports the Chagos islanders in their struggle against the British injustice of being displaced from their homes in the 1960s and 70s for the building of an American airbase.
Vitale was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1923. She is a literary critic, translator and author of more than a dozen poetry collections, including La luz de esta memoria (The Light of this Remembrance) (1949), Palabra dada (Expectant Words) (1953), Cada uno en su noche (Each in His Own Night) (1960), Jardín de sílice (Garden of Silica) (1978), Procura de lo imposible (Procurement of the Impossible) (1998), Reducción del infinito (Reduction of the Infinite) (2002), El Abc de Byobú (Byobú's ABC) (2005) and most recently Plantas y animales (Plants and Animals) (2003). Vitale is the recipient of international literary prizes such as the Octavio Paz Prize for Poetry and Essay (2009), the Alfonso Reyes International Prize (2015), the Reina Sofia Prize for Ibero-American Poetry (2015) and the Cervantes Prize. Vitale collaborated closely with Latin American literary magazines such as Asir, Clinamen, Época, Jaque, Maldoror, Marcha, Uno más uno and Vuelta. In 1973, she and her husband, the poet Enrique Fierro, sought exile in Mexico, where they lived until 1984. In 1989 they moved to Austin, Texas.Vitale now lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Brazilian human rights activist and author Djamila Ribeiro was born in the port city of Santos. She went on to study political philosophy at UNIFESP, one of the best universities in Brazil. Djamila is now one of the most popular writers and public figures in the Afro-Brazilian women's rights movement. Her blog has hundreds of thousands of followers and she regularly makes public appearances to discuss the lives of women in Brazil, a country in which people of colour experience exceptional levels of violence and prejudice. Her most recent book is Nos, Madelenas: uma palavra pelo feminismo (trans: We Magdalenes: a word for feminism). In 2016, Djamila was appointed sub-secretary of Human Rights for the City of Sao Paulo, a position which she continues to hold. Ribeiro was awarded a Master in Political Philosophy from the Federal University of São Paulo. She is the author of Lugar de Fala, Quem tem medo do Feminismo Negro? and Pequeno Manual Antirracista, (still without translation into German). She is the Coordinator of the Plural Feminisms Collection, which fosters titles written by black people at an affordable price. A Laureate of the Prince Claus Award 2019 she was named one of the 100 most influential women in the world by the BBC. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B08PDR4Q2V
- Publisher : Aurora Metro Books; PublishDrive edition (16 June 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 11090 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 247 pages
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