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Cash Carraway
People

Cash Carraway: From sex worker to published author

The writer was living in poverty and working in the sex industry when her blog was spotted by a publisher.

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Hannah Keegan
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Books

Authors defend JK Rowling in row with Brexit donor

And it all comes down to writing rooms

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Anna Brech
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Visible Women

The Haunting of Hill House’s author Shirley Jackson was an overlooked genius

Jackson was one of the 20th century’s greatest horror authors – but today, her proto-feminist writing is largely forgotten.

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Moya Crockett
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Visible Women

10 brilliant British female screenwriters whose work you need to watch

Women make up just 16% of screenwriters in British film – but that’s not down to a dearth of talent.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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Remembering the wit and wisdom of Maya Angelou

On what would have been the writer and activist’s 90th birthday, we look back at her most life-affirming quotes.

Visible Women

Virginia Woolf’s best quotes on love, literature and feminism

Revisiting the iconic writer’s words of wisdom on her 136th birthday

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Moya Crockett
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Visible Women

Forgotten Women: The proto-feminist playwright and wartime spy

In the first of a new series, we take a look at the life of groundbreaking 17th century writer Aphra Behn.

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Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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Food

10 cocktail recipes inspired by iconic women authors

Intoxicating recipes and feminist literary history: a winning combination.

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Moya Crockett
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Books

An eight-year-old has written a bestseller about her annoying brother

"Well, he's a little downright annoying," said Nia Mya

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Jasmine Andersson
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie responds to transphobia accusations

The author has been criticised for comments she made about transgender women.

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Moya Crockett
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Famed food critic AA Gill on why cancer prompted him to propose

He asked his partner to marry him after 23 years together.

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Moya Crockett
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Harriet Hall
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Caitlin Moran, Carey Mulligan and others read history’s moving letters

“You are so lovely that I burst darling”

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Life according to Liz Jones

The Mail columnist's infamous quotes

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