Women in Publishing: Voices from the Baltics and the UK

Women in Publishing: Voices from the Baltics and the UK

13 Mar 2019, 14:30 - 15:30

The Cross-Cultural Hub
Language:
English

After a very successful LBF Market Focus programme in 2018, the Baltic countries are back in London and back in force in 2019 with a focus on women in publishing, one of the hottest topics in the industry in the Baltics and the UK. Women buy and read the most books. Women also hold some of the top jobs in publishing in all these countries but how does that translate into the types of books published, the way the industry is run and the gender and pay balance in publishing? A panel of leading female editorial directors from the Baltics and Britain, hosted by journalist and director of the European Literature Network, Rosie Goldsmith, discuss the progress made by women in publishing and what still needs to be done. On the panel: Kadri Rahusaar, publishing director of Koolibri, Estonia; Lolita Varanavičienė, from Tyto alba, Lithuania; Vilja Kilbloka from Zvaigzne ABC, Latvia and Emma House from Publishers Association, UK.

Contributors

  • Rosie Goldsmith

    Chairperson

    Rosie Goldsmith is an award-winning journalist specialising in arts and current affairs, in the UK and abroad. In 20 years at the BBC she travelled...

  • Kadri Rahusaar

    Speaker

    Publisher

    Koolibri, Estonia

    Kadri Rahusaar (Koolibri, Estonia),born in 1976, graduated from Tartu University with a degree in Finnish language and culture. Since 2004 she has...

  • Lolita Varanavičienė

    Speaker

    Publisher

    Tyto Alba, Lithuania

    Lolita Varanavičienė (Tyto alba, Lithuania) is publisher and co-founder of Tyto alba Publications, set up in 1993 as an independent publishing house...

  • Vija Kilbloka

    Speaker

    Publisher

    Zvaigzne ABC, Latvia

    Vija Kilbloka (Zvaigzne ABC, Latvia): I am the founder and CEO of Zvaigzne ABC Publishers. Having gained my law degree at the University of Latvia, I...

  • Emma House

    Speaker

    Deputy CEO

    Publishers Association

    Emma House is the Deputy CEO of the Publishers Association (PA) in the UK, having spent 10 years at PA. Previously Emma was Head of International...

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