Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Monday, September 05, 2011
Bookshop changes 'women's fiction' label after appeal from 'sisterhood'
Book2Book - 03 Sep 2011
W H Smith is to drop the shelf label ‘women’s fiction’ in its book departmentsPhoto: DANIEL JONES
Claire Leigh and Julia Gillick, both 29, were amazed to receive a reply after appealing "in sisterhood" to Kate Swann, the chief executive of the chain. Ms Leigh, an NGO worker and Labour activist, wrote directly to the chief executive, saying they did not think women were a "minority or niche area", and were "deeply offended by this condescending practice."