In 2015, KS
published a provocative piece in The Guardian, challenging publishers and authors to correct gender imbalance in the industry by making 2018 the year of publishing only women in the UK...
, a Scotswoman, published between 1928 and 1934 three novels and a volume of poems. A volume of nature-writing or memoir about her relationship with the Cairngorm mountains proved unacceptable during the 1940s, and...
published with Canongate
of EdinburghThe Cleansing of the Knife, and other poems, which collects the poetry she wrote during World War Two.
Benton, Jill. Naomi Mitchison: A Biography. Pandora, 1992.
Sheridan, Dorothy, and Naomi Mitchison. “Introduction”. Among You Taking Notes . . . The Wartime Diary of Naomi Mitchison 1939-1945, Oxford University Press, 1986, pp. 15-24.
had conceived and begun work on this novel by 1926, planning to set it in Montrose, her childhood town.
Muir, Willa. Belonging. Hogarth Press, 1968.
Smith, Ali. “And Woman Created Woman: Carswell, Shepherd and Muir, and the Self-Made Woman”. Gendering the Nation: Studies in Modern Scottish Literature, edited by Christopher Whyte, Edinburgh University Press, 1995, pp. 25-47.
She did not start working on it in earnest, however, until 1930...
The first edition, by Viking Press
in New York, was issued in two-volume boxed sets.
Hutchinson, G. Evelyn. A Preliminary List of the Writings of Rebecca West, 1912-1951. Yale University Library, 1957.
, in his introduction to the Canongate
edition of 2006, notes West's probing of the painful...
In the run-up to Spark's centenary in 2018, Canongate
published in 2016 omnibus volumes which each contain the text of three of her novels, under titles like Spark's Satire and Spark's Europe, and Polygon
P. D. James
In 1998 Canongate Books
published Pocket Canons Bible II, a selection of books of the Bible with introductions by assorted celebrities. PDJ
introduced the Acts of the Apostles.
In 1999 RR
wrote an introduction to St Paul
's Epistle to the Romans, for a Canongate
series of biblical books. She also edited with an introduction a collection of writing about murder entitled...
In 1987 the Edinburgh publisher Canongate
initiated a revival of interest in NS
. It reprinted The Quarry Wood that year, The Weatherhouse in 1988, and in 1996 an omnibus volume, The Grampian Quartet...
contributed a modern reworking of the Iphis and Ianthe myth from Ovid
's Metamorphoses to the Canongate
Myth Series; her short novel Girl Meets Boy resituates Ovid's classic tale of lesbian romance and gender...
wrote introductions to the two books of the Bible that have female protagonists—Ruth and Esther—for Pocket Canons Bible II, published by Canongate Books
in 1998. Next year these appeared alone as The Books...
published one of the two opening titles in Canongate
's Myths series, a feminist retelling of Homer
's Odyssey entitled The Penelopiad, The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus.
“Start the Week”. BBC Radio 4.
's Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles appeared as one of the two opening titles in Canongate
's Myths series.
Atwood says she first read the Odyssey at about fifteen and was unpleasantly struck by the fact that Odysseus, after his triumphal homecoming and reunion with his faithful wife, kills not only the suitors whom...
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Atwood, Margaret. The Penelopiad. Canongate, 2005.
Byatt, A. S. Ragnarok: The End of the Gods. Canongate, 2011.
Drabble, Margaret. The Dark Flood Rises. Canongate, 2016.
Drabble, Margaret. The Pure Gold Baby. Canongate, 2013.
Grant, Elizabeth. Memoirs of a Highland Lady. Editor Tod, Andrew, Canongate, 1988.
Grant, Elizabeth. The Highland Lady in Ireland. Editors Pelly, Patricia and Andrew Tod, Canongate, 1991.
Jacob, Violet. Violet Jacob: Diaries and Letters from India 1895-1900. Editor Anderson, Carol, Canongate, 1990.
Mitchison, Naomi. Images of Africa. Canongate, 1980.
Mitchison, Naomi. The Cleansing of the Knife, and other poems. Canongate, 1978.
Saintsbury, Elizabeth. George MacDonald: A Short Life. Canongate, 1987.
Shepherd, Nan. The Living Mountain. Canongate, 2011.
Shepherd, Nan. The Quarry Wood. Canongate, 1987.
Shepherd, Nan. The Weatherhouse. Canongate, 1988.
Slovo, Gillian. Ten Days. Canongate, 2016.
Smith, Ali. Girl Meets Boy. Canongate, 2007.
Tennant, Emma. Burnt Diaries. Canongate, 1999.
Grant, Elizabeth. “Introduction”. Memoirs of a Highland Lady, edited by Andrew Tod, Canongate, 1988.
Grant, Elizabeth. “Introduction”. The Highland Lady in Ireland, edited by Andrew Tod, Canongate, 1991, p. vii - xiii.