'UQP non fiction publisher Alexandra Payne examines the resurgence of feminist books, their viability and the price of moving from the margins to the mainstream.
I have a bookcase at home that tells an abridged history of feminist publishing, from The Second Sex to The Female Eunuch to Bad Feminist and then some. As a publisher and an out and proud feminist, I have often looked at this bookcase and longed for what I thought was the glory days of feminist publishing - the 1970s. How I wished I'd been around to work for The Women's Press or Virago or the Feminist Press in those early years. I wanted it old school.'