Elaine Showalter is the author of many works of non-fiction including A Literature of Their Own and A Jury of Her Peers.
Elizabeth Speller is the author of the bestselling Richard & Judy pick The Return of Captain John Emmett and its follow-up, The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton. In November 2013 Virago will publish her third novel, At Break of Day.
Tracey Thorn was singer and songwriter with Everything But The Girl from 1982 to 2000, and since 2007 has released three solo albums, Out of the Woods, Love and Its Opposite and Tinsel and Lights. She is the author of the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling memoir Bedsit Disco Queen.
Sandi Toksvig is well known for her television and radio work as a presenter, writer and actor; she has also written more than twenty books for children and adults. Her most recent novel, Valentine Grey, is her first book to be published by Virago.
Katie Ward is the author of the widely praised Girl Reading, a TV Bookclub pick, and the recipient of the Clarissa Luard Award in 2013, for which she was nominated by Hilary Mantel.
Sarah Waters is the bestselling author of Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith, Affinity, The Night Watch and The Little Stranger. She has been shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize, and won the South Bank Show Award for Literature.
Naomi Wolf is at the forefront of contemporary feminist thought and has written five seminal books including The Beauty Myth and, most recently, Vagina: A New Biography.