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Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Illustration by Niklas Elmehed | © Nobel Media AB 2018   Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege receive the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to…

Faces in the Water

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

Virago Modern Classics Book Club, October 2018 Faces in the Water by Janet Frame   This October we are reading Janet Frame’s powerful and deeply moving portrayal of madness: Faces in the Water.     When Janet Frame’s doctor suggested that she write about her traumatic experiences in mental institutions in order to free herself…

The Activist's Reading List

An Activist’s Reading List from Virago Press

An Activist’s Reading List By Ailah Ahmed, Editorial Director, @ailahahmed   Virago Press publishes a range of titles from historical fiction to nature writing, but it has always published a list of vital and vocal books about feminism and activism. While preparing to publish Can We All Be Feminists?  Seventeen Writers on Intersectionality, Identity and…

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston | VMC40

As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations, the Virago team have each chosen a favourite title from the #VMC40 series. Each month, we will introduce the book and share with you why we love it. This September our #VMC40 book of the month is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Their…

Incendiaries

Enter to a copy of The Incendiaries

This competition is now closed.   If you’ve already read the extract from The Incendiaries we shared earlier this month, it will come as no surprise that the critics are  raving about R. O. Kwon’s stunning debut. The novel is part fractured love story, part brilliant exploration into the minds of extremist terrorists and completely riveting. Take…

The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy | #VMC40

As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations, the Virago team have each chosen a favourite title from the #VMC40 series. Each month, we will introduce the book and share with you why we love it. This August our #VMC40 book of the month is The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy. The Dud Avocado…

Read an Extract | The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon

The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon Out in Hardback September 2018. Ebook now available.  Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn’t tell anyone she blames herself for her mother’s recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible…