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Naomi Wolf, On Tour

Naomi Wolf is back. The inimitable Naomi Wolf is back this May with her new book: Outrages. The bestselling author of The Beauty Myth, Vagina and The End of America illuminates a dramatic history – how the Obscene Publications Act of 1857 led to a maelstrom, with reverberations lasting to our day. At once, dissent […]

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Scott Lynch and Andrzej Sapkowski visit the UK this May!

Gollancz are delighted to announce that the UK will be hosting a myriad of amazing authors this May. Check out the following events to see where you can meet your favourites and reserve your tickets to their events right now.   Friday 25th May | 6pm – 7pm | Forbidden Planet, London Head down to […]

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Meet Our Authors this Autumn

This autumn many of our wonderful authors will be on the road appearing at bookshops and festivals throughout the UK. Don’t miss your chance to meet our authors on tour. To help you find out more about where our authors will be this autumn we’ve created this handy page.   Joanne M. Harris Don’t miss […]

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Meet Brandon Sanderson on his Oathbringer Tour

We are thrilled to announce that Brandon Sanderson will be travelling to the UK to celebrate the launch of the third book in his Stormlight Archive series, Oathbringer, with fans old and new. Do come along to your local event for a chance to meet Brandon and get your book signed. Brandon will be appearing: […]

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Molly Keane: A Life Launch Parties

To launch Molly Keane: A Life, Virago, Sally Phipps and Virginia Brownlow organised two launch parties to celebrate – one at The Grainstore, Ballymaloe in Ireland on the 2nd February and one at Daunt Books, Marylebone in London on the 25th January.        

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Calling all Gilmore Girls fans: start reading Lauren Graham’s memoir now

We are long-time fans of Gilmore Girls here at Virago, and spent more time than we care to admit on re-watching and re-reading ahead of the 2016 Netflix reboot. In case you were wondering, some of our favourite ways to lose a couple of hours on the internet this year have included: 34 Feminist Moments In […]

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Margaret Atwood Competition: Win signed prizes and tickets to an exclusive event

Atwood fans, assemble! This year, Margaret Atwood has been awarded the highly prestigious PEN Pinter Prize – awarded annually to to a writer who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel Literature Prize speech, casts an ‘unflinching, unswerving gaze upon the world’ and shows a ‘fierce intellectual determination…to define the real truth of our lives and […]

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The Birds at The Bluestocking Club this month

Daphne du Maurier’s The Birds was adapted for stage in 1963 by ‘master of suspense’ Alfred Hitchcock – his third Daphne du Maurier inspired film. This month we’re teaming up with The Bluestocking Club to celebrate the iconic book and film, with a special Halloween screening at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road on 30th October. As […]

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Scott Lynch in conversation at FantasyCon 2016 (Scarborough, UK)

For those of you who weren’t able to make it to FantasyCon last weekend we are thrilled to be able to share with you a summary of the brilliant in conversation between between Marcus Gipps (editor at Gollancz) and guest-of-honor Scott Lynch on 24 Sept 2016. The summary was put together by A J Dalton […]

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Welcome to the #SummerOfReckoning . . .

Summer has finally arrived. With the weather hotting up, its time to talk about . . . the end of the world. We’ve teamed up with our sister imprints Orion and W&N to bring you the ultimate list of summer apocalypse reads, our #SummerofReckoning. Give in to the Doomsday prepper in you and get yourself […]

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Marilynne Robinson shortlisted for the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award

We are delighted to announce that Virago author, Marilynne Robinson, has been shortlisted for the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award, with Lila – published in paperback in 2015.   The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The award aims to promote excellence in world […]

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The Passage Readalong: Chapters 1-5

Welcome back to our worldwide The Passage readalong with Fantasy Faction of The Passage. This week we’ve been busy reading (or re-reading) The Passage. We even managed to catch our very own Marketing Assistant, Amy, reading The Passage. Don’t forget to join us on our Goodreads group for all the discussion as we continue our […]

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Start Reading Stranger of Tempest

We are delighted to share with you the first three chapters of Tom Lloyd’s epic new novel Stranger of Tempest. Available in bookshops and online this June, this is a thrilling new heroic fantasy from the bestselling author of THE TWILIGHT REIGN series. Being an honest man in a lawless world is never easy  . […]

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Charlaine Harris shares with us her literary inspiration for International Women’s Day

We’re teaming up with our sister websites One Book Lane and W&N ahead of International Women’s Day to celebrate our literary heroines for #WonderWomen16! Today we are kicking things off with a guest post from the incredible Charlaine Harris!  Join us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to tell us about your heroines for #WonderWomen16.   […]

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Love Like Salt – the book that has inspired us to run a half marathon in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Editorial Director, Donna Coonan, shares her thoughts on Helen Stevenson’s poignant memoir, and the reasons that she and Poppy Stimpson, Helen’s publicist, are running a half marathon in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.   It was with a kiss that the author discovered that her baby, Clara, had cystic fibrosis; her daughter’s skin tasted salty, […]

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