Friday, November 09, 2007
I expect most female readers ( and many male) will at some time have read a book published by the Virago Press.
I was hopping around some blogs today and came across this picture, which suddenly made me wonder what current books by women will survive to be reissued decades hence in the way that Virago has traditionally resurrected little-known female writers? Of course Virago does also publish contemporary work by talented writers such as Margaret Atwood and Sarah Waters, but there must be many more current female authors who will deserve to be re-read in the future, long after their books might normally have gone out of print.
I have my personal favourites, of course, but I'd love to hear yours.
Three notable things:
1. I'm free of the voluntary work!
2. As a leaving/thank you gift I received gift cards for Waterstone's and Marks & Spencer. I can feel some retail therapy coming on...
3. I'm still posting a piece of flash prose here every day. Wonder how long I can keep that up?