Join us for this wide-ranging discussion between Faber’s Associate Publisher Louisa Joyner and Dr Anamik Saha, co-author of on Rethinking ‘Diversity‘ in Publishing.
Anamik Saha is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research interests are in race and the media, with a particular focus on the cultural industries and issues of ‘diversity’. He is the author of Race and the Cultural Industries, published by Polity in 2018. In 2019 he received an Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellow grant for a project entitled ‘Rethinking Diversity in Publishing’, which led to a report published by Goldsmiths Press in June 2020. His research has featured across a range of media, including BBC Radio, The Guardian, TES and The New Statesman. His new book entitled Race, Culture, Media (Sage) will be published in Spring 2021.
Louisa Joyner is Associate Publisher at Faber. She started her career in academia, completing a PhD focussed on hyphenated identity with Lisa Jardine & QMUL. She has worked at both independent and corporate publishers (Canongate & Atlantic, PRH & HarperCollins) and she has published books that have won the Costa, The Samuel Johnson and the Booker Prize (The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer and Milkman by Anna Burns) as well as a number of works that have been shortlisted for or won the Women’s Prize (including Barbara Kingsolver, Ayobami Adebayo and Anna Burns). Her publishing is broad-ranging and eclectic and authors published in the last year include: Barbara Kingsolver, Leila Slimani, Tsitsi Dangarembga.