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Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad with this Riveting Memoir

In her powerful memoir,  I Was Told To Come Alone, Washington Post reporter Souad Mekhennet takes readers on a remarkable journey beyond the ominous headlines about terrorism, putting a human face on it. As a Muslim woman who was born and educated in Germany, Mekhennet has had to balance both sides of her upbringing—Muslim and Western. This background has given her…

Virago Modern Classics Tote

Totes for Change | #VMC40

Totes for Change As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations we teamed-up with bag for life producers WBC to create a limited edition #VMC40 tote bag. We opted to work with WBC to create these bags because of their dedication to empowering women and commitment to ethical production: all of WBC’s textile…

Virago Pride

Virago Pride

Virago Pride: Celebrating Forty-Five Years of LGBTQ+ Publishing Virago has a long history of standing at the forefront of issues about gender, identity and sexuality.We’ve been watching (and taking part in) Pride celebrations with unguarded joy throughout June. As our own token to these celebrations we are here to share a snapshot of some of our…

45 Years of Virago

Happy 45th Birthday, Virago!

Happy 45th birthday, Virago!   Forty five years ago, on 21 June, 1973, Virago held its first board meeting, with directors Carmen Callil, Rosie Boycott and Marsha Rowe. Virago was founded as a feminist publishing company, with the aim of championing women’s writing for the widest possible audience and I’m proud to say we are still…

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

The Little Stranger Film Announcement

THE LITTLE STRANGER FILM ADAPTATION We are delighted to announce the release of a film adaptation of Sarah Waters’ chilling thriller: The Little Stranger. The film will be released in the UK this autumn, plenty of time to re-read the book! Plus, we will be releasing a film tie-in edition of the book: watch this space…

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Heartburn by Nora Ephron | #VMC40

As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations, the Virago team have each chosen a title from the #VMC40 series to champion. Each month, we will introduce the book and share with you why we love it. This June our #VMC40 book of the month is Heartburn by Nora Ephron. Heartburn By Nora Ephron  …

Radical Help – Hilary Cottam

Radical Help: How we can remake the relationships between us and revolutionise the welfare state – Hilary Cottam Buy now: Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles | Wordery   How should we live: how should we care for one another; grow our capabilities to work, to learn, to love and fully realise our potential? This exciting…

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Heartburn by Nora Ephron

  Book of the Month: Heartburn by Nora Ephron This June our book of the month is Heartburn by Nora Ephron: a whip-smart comedy about love, loss and food.     Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as…

Win a copy of THE SEVENTH CROSS by Anna Seghers

We have five hardback copies of The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers to give away, before publication on 7th June. To be in with the chance of winning, simply enter your details in the form below, making sure to read our terms and conditions first. Good luck! Name Email Enter Terms and conditions: 1. This…