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Read an extract from Brave Hearted by Katie Hickman

  The true-life story of women’s experiences in the ‘Wild West’ is more gripping, more heart-rending, and more stirring than all the movies, novels, folk-legends and ballads that popular imagination has been able to create. Read an extract […]

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OurShelves with special guest Stuart Evers

OurShelves: Listening with Stuart Evers   How can men approach their role as feminist allies? Lucy Scholes meets Stuart Evers, award-winning author of four books including Your Father Sends His Love and The Blind Light […]

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OurShelves with special guest Katie Hickman

OurShelves: Voice with Katie Hickman   What does it take for a woman to migrate thousands of miles across prairies and mountains? Join Katie Hickman, author of Brave Hearted and She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen as […]

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OurShelves with special guest Kate Maxwell

OurShelves: Taboos with Kate Maxwell   What happens if you don’t fall in love with your baby at first sight? Join Kate Maxwell and Lucy Scholes as they challenge silent taboos about motherhood, from Elena […]

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OurShelves with special guest Chloé Cooper Jones

OurShelves: Beauty with Chloé Cooper Jones   If you spend 288 pages deep in the life of a disabled person, can that experience shift your concept of disability? Join Chloé Cooper Jones, journalist, Pulitzer nominee […]

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OurShelves with special guest Claire Kohda

OurShelves: Hunger with Claire Kohda   How does food connect us to our cultural identity? Get hungry listening to Claire Kohda talk to Lucy Scholes about her debut novel Woman, Eating, which follows a mixed-race vampire […]

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The Book of Mother longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2022

Virago is proud to announce that The Book of Mother, a remarkable debut novel by Violaine Huisman and translated by Leslie Camhi, has been longlisted for the International Booker Prize! Published by Virago in autumn […]

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Inspirational women who fought to #BreakTheBias 

This International Women’s Day discover ten women who have fought to #BreakTheBias – may their personal stories inspire you. Edith Widder, author of Below the Edge of Darkness A pioneering marine biologist takes us down […]

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Ten Classics that Broke the Mould

The power of the written word to influence cultural rhetoric is evident in these ten brilliant classics that broke the mould. Be inspired by these incredible stories and authors:   The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe […]

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OurShelves with special guest Doreen Cunningham

OurShelves: Whales with Doreen Cunningham   Doreen Cunningham, author of Soundings, followed the grey whales to the Arctic and she brings what she learnt on her journey into conversation with Lucy Scholes. Listen to Doreen […]

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Read an extract from Easy Beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones

PROLOGUE – The Neutral Room I am in a bar in Brooklyn listening as two men, my friends, discuss whether or not my life is worth living. Jay is to my left and Colin to […]

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The Women We Can’t Wait for You to Meet this Year

Since 1973 Virago has given our readers a treasury of women’s experiences, from the diverse real lives that echo our own to the women of history and of the imagination that speak to our deeper […]

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