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 […]
This launch of a book of memorial essays, edited by Hilary Spurling and Carole Angier, about biographer (and Salon founder) Diane Middlebrook will feature several distinguished writers and friends of Diane who contributed to this book.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]