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Meet the author | Sigird Nunez

Sigrid Nunez has published eight novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, The Friend which won the National Book Award 2018 and, most recently, What Are […]

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Read an Extract from Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston’s masterpiece is perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature. When sixteen-year-old Janie is caught kissing shiftless Johnny Taylor, her grandmother swiftly marries […]

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Species Extinction

What can we do to curb species extinction? The following is an extract from Your Planet Needs You! by Bernadette Vallely, Amy Charuy-Hughes and Bethan Stewart James; three women from different generations who came together to create […]

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Meet the author | Ann Petry

  Ann Petry (1908–1997), novelist and writer of short stories and books for young people, was one of America’s most distinguished authors. Ann began by studying pharmacy, and in 1934 received her Ph. G from […]

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OurShelves with special guest Liv Little

  What is the first book you saw yourself in? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Liv Little, CEO and founder of Gal-Dem, the award-winning online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Street – Ann Petry

We’re honouring Black History Month this October for our Virago Modern Classic Book Club, so join us for a read along of Ann Petry’s beautiful novel, The Street. This ground-breaking debut novel from Petry was […]

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Bookshop Day – Feminist Bookshops in the UK

Bookshops are communities – a safe place to learn and explore new topics. Saturday 3rd of October is Bookshop Day and we’ve compiled a list of just some of our favourite feminist UK bookshops! Visit […]

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OurShelves with special guest Linda Grant

  How can we reconsider failure? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Linda Grant, a multi-award-winning author whose latest novel, A Stranger City, is out now in paperback. In this episode Lucy and […]

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Virago Modern Classics Book Club: The River by Rumer Godden

Virago Modern Classics Book Club SEPTEMBER 2020 THE RIVER by Rumer Godden   This month we are exploring the topic of child narrators, and are delighted to share with you that we will be reading […]

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Read an extract from Lila by Marilynne Robinson

In anticipation of the release of Jack we’re revisiting the novels where it all began. Read an extract from Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Lila, homeless and alone after years of […]

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What is the Climate Emergency and what can you do?

The following is an extract from Your Planet Needs You! by Bernadette Vallely, Amy Charuy-Hughes and Bethan Stewart James; three women from different generations who came together to create an informative and practical guide to […]

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OurShelves with special guest Margaret Atwood

  Does nostalgia change the way you feel about the past?   In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Margaret Atwood, two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize and author of more than forty works, […]

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