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A Bite of the Apple Virtual Book Launch

October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Bite of the Apple Virtual Book Launch

Join us for the virtual book launch for Lennie Goodings’ memoir, A BITE OF THE APPLE. Tune in on Thursday, October 29th PM EDT for a reading, discussion, and Q&A. You could win a copy of the book!

Lennie Goodings will be joined for the discussion by Emma Donoghue and Ben McNally, plus there will be video shout outs from Margaret Atwood and Louise Dennys. We’re also partnering with Ben McNally Books are the official bookseller.

The event will be streamed on Facebook Live. Tune in here: https://www.facebook.com/213045175494974/posts/2124554454344027/?extid=0&d=n


Following the chronology of the press where she has worked nearly since its founding, Lennie Goodings tells the story of the group of visionary publishers and writers who have made Virago one of the most important and influential publishers in the English-speaking world. Like the books she has edited and published—by writers ranging from Maya Angelou and Margaret Atwood to Sarah Waters and Naomi Wolf—Goodings’s contribution to the genre breaks new ground as well, telling a story of women in the world of work, offering much needed balance to the male-dominated genre of publishing memoirs, and chronicling a critical aspect of the history of feminism: how women began to assume control over the production of their own books.


Lennie Goodings is Chair of the UK publishing house Virago Press. Her authors include, amongst many others, Margaret Atwood, Maya Angelou, Sarah Waters, Natasha Walter, Sandi Toksvig and Marilynne Robinson. Goodings was part of Virago’s management buy-out team of five who created a newly independent Virago in 1987 and became the Publishing Director in 1992. In 1995 Virago was sold to Little, Brown where Goodings remained the Publisher and Editorial Director. She stepped back from that position in 2017 and became Virago Chair, still editing and commissioning her authors. Lennie Goodings won the Bookseller’s Industry Award: Editor and Imprint of the Year in 2010 and A Lifetime’s Achievement at WOW, London’s Southbank Women of the World festival in 2018. Born in Canada, she came to London in her early twenties and has remained there since.


Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge, England, before moving to Canada’s London, Ontario. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (The Wonder, Slammerkin, Life Mask, The Sealed Letter) to the contemporary (Akin, Stir-Fry, Hood, Landing). Her international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes; her screen adaptation, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, was nominated for four Academy Awards.

Learn more about A BITE OF THE APPLE: http://biblioasis.com/shop/new-release/a-bite-of-the-apple/


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