This year I found myself in the odd position of running a campaign that was almost entirely unplanned. I bookended the year by writing about its unexepcted trajectory at The Guardian here, and here, and you can see international press coverage here.
#Readwomen2014 took off in ways I'd never begun to imagine, and I'd like to say thank you to all the bookshops, libraries, festivals, book clubs and publishers who ran, or supported #Readwomen2014 events this year, as well as Women in Publishing who gave #readwomen their New Venture Award in December. But, above all, this has been a campaign about reading, and its shape has been determined by the nearly 7,000 readers who follow the @readwomen2014 Twitter account (now @read_women), so the biggest thanks goes everyone who posted news about events, prizes, publications and authors. I've discovered wonderful writing from all over the world, and I hope you have too. Here's to the end of @readwomen2014, and to reading women into 2015 and beyond.
Happy New Year!
If you would like to collaborate with @read_women in 2015 I'd be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch if you have ideas for anything from events, reading groups, festivals, panels, whatever, via Twitter at @read_women, or at firstname.lastname@example.org