Paperback writers – Brontës and Beatles come together in frock-and-roll Top Ten
Kate Bush’s 1970s habitation of Wuthering Heights had already tenuously connected the Brontë Parsonage on the West Riding moors with the EMI studio on London’s Abbey Road in which The Beatles sang of Sergeant Pepper and Eleanor Rigby.
The Yorkshire book company only publishing fiction written by women during 2018
So here we are, three years on from a bold challenge issued by acclaimed novelist Kamila Shamsie. In 2015, in the wake of research revealing that women writers are far less likely to be recognised when it comes to the big literary prizes, she outlined in a piece in the Guardian the disproportionate space given in the press to male writers and reviewers and the fact that books not only written by men but also with male protagonists are more likely to win awards.