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Read and Extract from The Virago Book of Witches

Preface The witch: resilient, edgy, awe-inspiring and potent. She never disappears from our culture for long. Iconic celebrities such as Björk and Ariana Grande have claimed an association with Wicca. Witches strut the catwalk with […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Corregidora by Gayl Jones

    Virago Modern Classics Book Club October 2019 Corregidora by Gayl Jones This October, our Book of the Month is Corregidora by Gayl Jones. Upon publication in 1975, Corregidora was hailed as a masterpiece, winning acclaim from writers […]

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Challenge the Canon

  Ten books to add to your reading list this Black History Month   Beloved by Toni Morrison Beloved is a 1987 novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War (1861–65), it is inspired by […]

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English Heritage commemorates Virago author Angela Carter

    English Heritage has commemorated the legacy of award winning novelist Angela Carter with a blue plaque at her former home in Clapham.   It was at this house, 107, The Chase, that Carter […]

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Read and Extract from Tegan and Sara’s Memoir

  High School is Tegan and Sara’s first memoir, chronicling their teenage years during the height of grunge and rave culture in the 1990s in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The memoir is a bravely honest account […]

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Pass the Story

  Discover a lost masterpiece Gayl Jones was only 26 when Corregidora was published in 1975. Toni Morrison was her editor, before she began her own writing career, and this influential, searing novel was hailed […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Wedding by Dorothy West

  Virago Modern Classics Book Club September 2019 The Wedding by Dorothy West   This September we are celebrating the reissue of Dorothy West’s classic novel, The Wedding.    In her last novel, Dorothy West, an […]

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Q&A with Sigrid Nunez

SIGRID NUNEZ ON THE LAST OF HER KIND Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend chatted to us about reissuing her novel The Last of Her Kind, a haunting and provocative novel about female friendship, 1960s counterculture, race, […]

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Virago Speakeasy at Pages Cheshire St: On Witches

  Where: Pages Cheshire St Bookshop, Shoreditch   When: 7-9pm Wednesday 30th October 2019   How much: £5 including a drink   Who: Shahrukh Husain, author of The Virago Book of Witches and Imogen Hermes […]

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Sandi Toksvig On Tour

Join us as we celebrate the release of Sandi Toksvig’s memoir, Between the Stops. To mark the release of Between the Stops, Sandi Toksvig will be hosting four very special events. Book your tickets now […]

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Nobody’s Victim Extract

INTRODUCTION   My name is Carrie Goldberg and I’m a victims’ rights lawyer. Some people call me a “passionate advocate” or a “social justice warrior.” I’d rather be called a ruthless motherfucker. I operate my […]

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Dorothy West

Discover Dorothy West   This August we published Dorothy West’s The Wedding and The Richer, The Poorer, with a wonderful new introduction by Diana Evans, author of Ordinary People.   ‘A writer of huge compassion […]

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