A two-year-old declares.
I’m not really obsessed by book covers, but this stuff keeps coming up. I know my teenage daughter is influenced by covers – she hates anything with a photo of someone on the front. Though, perhaps if the picture was of a mixed race person, like her, she could be tempted.
Anyway, this is about gender…
I love this short piece about how Hilary Mantel started ‘Wolf Hall’. The voice, the tense, the subject… The tome is sitting by my bed, waiting for me.
There’s a tenuous link. My protagonist’s mother is a librarian in Willesden.
“I was so frightened I set up a publishing company!”
From vexation to inspiration – the wonderful Verna Wilkins, founder of Tamarind publishing company, now an imprint of Random House, talks about why and how she started up.
I’m just off to the Equip conference on equality in publishing, so hoping for a day of challenge, discussion and inspiration. I’ll also make sure I take good notes!