Virago Modern Classics

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…

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…

The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter

The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter | #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 July our #VMC40 book of the month is The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter. The Magic Toyshop By…

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…

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…

Frost In May by Antonia White

Frost In May by Antonia White | #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.  It is only fitting to begin with Virago founder, Carmen Callil, on the book that inspired…

Sarah Waters

Read the Introduction from Writers as Readers

Writers as Readers: A Celebration of Virago Modern Classics Introduction: Forty years ago, the Virago Modern Classics list was created by Carmen Callil, and it’s not an overstatement to say that it changed literary history. Launching with Antonia White’s elegant, devastating autobiographical novel, Frost in May, the list’s aim was, and is, to celebrate women…

Virago Modern Classics 40th

Celebrating 40 Years of Virago Modern Classics

“Forty years ago, the Virago Modern Classics list was created by Carmen Callil, and it isn’t an overstatement to say that it changed literary history.” To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Virago Modern Classics, this May Virago Press are publishing a baker’s dozen of stunning, deluxe paperbacks, designed by Hannah Wood and featuring artwork by…

Win Good Behaviour Goodies to Celebrate Molly Keane

‘Molly Keane writes with such a lightness of touch, and with bursts of shockingly funny black comedy’ – Marian Keyes. A wonderfully honest and deeply accomplished tribute to a complicated, talented mother and writer – out now in paperback. To celebrate publication of Molly Keane: A Life, we’re offering one Virago reader the chance to win…