Marking the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Prize For Fiction, this week saw the launch of the ‘Reclaim her Name’ collection in partnership with Baileys, releasing novels in an e-book format that celebrates and champion female writers.
The ‘Reclaim Her Name’ initiative includes 25 novels re-released in e-book format for free, championing female writers throughout the ages who faced sexism and prejudice, previously publishing their work under male pseudonyms. The list of incredible reads includes the likes of Middlemarch by Mary Ann Evans (aka George Eliot) and A Phantom Lover by Violet Paget (aka Vernon Lee) in the hope of raising the conversations around the continuing challenges women face in literature.
The team at Baileys spent a significant amount of time selecting the list, searching archives, online and university library resources to identify women recorded to have written under male pseudonyms, dating back from the 19th Century.
You can find the books here: https://www.baileys.com/en-gb/reclaim-her-name-campaign
Written by Jordan Crowley