What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than with the Baileys Prize longlist announcement? Red online, Stylist, and The Pool all have roundups of the nominees, while the Guardian points out that established authors eclipse debuts this year.
Meanwhile, the Bookseller reports that “the book trade is celebrating International Women’s Day with a host of events and publications ready to show solidarity with women worldwide, as well as the launch of a new prize for Women in Translation to address the gender imbalance in literature in translation.”
The Pool has an edited excerpt of Catherine Mayer’s Attack of the 50 Ft. Women: How Gender Equality Can Save The World!, out today. The excerpt examines the impact of an Icelandic “day without women” in 1975.
HarperCollins is reopening its graduate scheme for jobs in the publishing industry.
BBC Radio has appointed a literary agent for the first time to represent books deriving from its programmes.
The controversial all-white longlist for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals has triggered an investigation.