A legendary space mission, a defining moment for America, and the story of one man’s courage in the face of unthinkable loss… To coincide with the movie release of ‘First Man’, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy, we’re offering Benjamin Johncock’s award-winning novel The Last Pilot at a special 20% discount this month from the Ethical Shop.
We are delighted to announce Rutendo Chabikwa and Anni Domingo as joint winners for the 2018 First Drafts Competition for unpublished writers. Now in its ninth year, First Drafts recognises promising work-in-progress and is open to writers who have not yet published a collection of stories or novel. This year, in a special edition of the competition, submissions were invited from unpublished women writers who identify as being of African heritage. Both winning entries will be published in New Daughters of Africa (March 2019), an anthology compiled by Margaret Busby to showcase the work of over 200 women writers from around the world, including Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Malorie Blackman, Esi Edugyan, Andrea Levy, Warsan Shire and Zadie Smith, as well as overlooked historical authors and today’s emerging writers.
THIS SEASON’S HIGHLIGHTS
The Murder of Harriet Monckton: Elizabeth Haynes’ new novel is ‘a thoroughly absorbing whodunnit… a touching portrait of a young woman unjustly stigmatised by the prejudices of her day’ (The Sunday Times). The Women’s Atlas by Joni Seager: an invaluable feminist resource, hip cultural conversation and cutting-edge data visualization. What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape: bestselling author Sohaila Abdulali challenges misconceptions and misogynistic thinking.