Small Press Night: The Role of Small Presses in the Changing World of Publishing

By Jenny McPhee Speakers: Nicola Beauman of Persephone Books Meike Ziervogel of Peirene Press Candida Lacey of Myriad Editions in conversation with Jenny McPhee Nicola Beauman founded Persephone Books in 1998 to publish neglected fiction by mid-20th century women. She is the author of A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-1939 and biographies of […]

Deborah Moggach: Scriptwriting

The novelist and screenwriter talks about adapting novels to the screen, May 4. Deborah Moggach wrote the screenplay for the film Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightly, which was nominated for a BAFTA. She has adapted Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate for BBC and six of her novels for TV (including Seesaw, Close […]

Covering Afghanistan: Journalists Share Their Experiences

Heidi Kingstone, Afghanistan-based reporter for Canada’s National Post and The Huffington Post, discussed the challenges of presenting an accurate picture of Afghanistan. Moderator: Biographer Anne Sebba, former Reuters foreign correspondent and author of Battling for News, her book profiling women war correspondents. Heidi Kingstone (writer for The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Spectator, The […]

Elaine Showalter & Miranda Seymour: Women Writers and Self-Promotion, A Historical Perspective

Literary critic Showalter and biographer Seymour discussed the challenges faced by women writers in getting recognition for their work both today and in the past—including anecdotes from their own careers. Elaine Showalter, professor emerita at Princeton University, is a literary critic who has been a pioneer of feminist literary criticism. Her numerous books include the […]