The Stream

On the margins: Diversity in publishing

Whose stories are publishing houses willing to tell?

On Tuesday at 19:30 GMT:

From book agents to editors, the publishing world is overwhelmingly white. The storylines it prints generally are, too. Non-white narratives, gay characters and books featuring disability are treated as tokens, leaving many readers and writers feeling invisible. Why are storylines so limited and how does this shape our worldview? On Tuesday at 1930 GMT, literary insiders recall their experiences on the outside and debate what it will take to diversify the industry.

Joining this conversation:

Nikesh Shukla @nikeshshukla

Hafizah Geter @RhetoricAndThis
Writer and poet

Sarah McCarry @therejectionist
Author and blogger

Jason Low @LEEandLOW
Publisher of Lee and Low Books

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