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The Women Writers Handbook 2020 Paperback – Import, 8 June 2020

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Synopsis: Now in a newly revised edition of the publisher's inaugural publication of "The Women Writers Handbook" first published in 1990 (and which won the Pandora Award from Women-in-Publishing) features poems, stories, essays and interviews with over 30 women writers. These women writers include both emerging authors and luminaries of contemporary literature such as: A.S. Byatt, Saskia Calliste, April De Angelis, Kit de Waal, Carol Ann Duffy, Sian Evans, Philippa Gregory, Mary Hamer, Jackie Kay, Shuchi Kothari, Bryony Lavery, Annee Lawrence, Roseanne Liang, Suchen Christine Lim, Jackie McCarrick, Laura Miles, Raman Mundair, Magda Oldziejewska, Kaite O'Reilly, Jacqueline Pepall, Gabi Reigh, Djamila Ribeiro, Fiona Rintoul, Jasvinder Sanghera, Anne Sebba, Kalista Sy, Debbie Taylor, Madeleine Thien, Claire Tomalin, Ida Vitale, Sarah Waters and the great-niece of Virginia Woolf -Emma Woolf. Critique: Knowledgeably compiled and deftly edited, "The Women Writers Handbook" by Ann Sandham (Commissioning Edtor 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 Directory (compiled by Saskia Calliste), and a fun one-page Quiz. Informative, thought-provoking, inspiring, "The Women Writers Handbook" is an extraordinary, unique, and thoroughly 'reader friendly' in both organization and presentation. Certain to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university library Writing/Publishing collections in general, "The Women Writers Handbook" is unreservedly recommended for Women's Fiction, Literature, and Writing supplemental curriculum reading lists in particular. Editorial Note: Together with the original writing workshops plus black and white illustrations, editor Ann Sandham has compiled this new edition of "The Women Writers Handbook" to celebrate Aurora Metro Publication's 30th anniversary as an independent publisher. 20% of profits from the sale of "The Women Writers Handbook" will to go to the Virginia Woolf statue campaign in the UK.--James Cox "Midwest Book Review "

...a gem of a book: everything a woman writer might need in one slim volume.

About the Author

A. S. Byatt is renowned internationally for her novels and short stories. Her novels include the Booker Prize-winning Possession, The Biographer's Tale and the quartet, The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman. Her most recent novel, The Children's Book was published in 2009. Her highly acclaimed collections of short stories include Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, Elementals and Little Black Book of Stories. A distinguished critic as well as a writer of fiction, A S Byatt was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.

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.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Aurora Metro Books; Anniversary edition (8 June 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1912430339
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1912430338
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 295 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.99 x 1.78 x 20.83 cm
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ United Kingdom
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