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Virago Modern Classic’s 40th: Tessa Hadley, Elizabeth Day, Donna Coonan and Carmen Callil in conversation

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Virago Modern Classics we welcome best-selling authors Tessa HadleyElizabeth Day, Editorial Director Donna Coonan and founder Dame Carmen Callil.

For 40 years Virago Modern Classics has worked tirelessly to champion women’s writing, celebrate women writers and highlight the distinct impact of female discourse on literature.

With this landmark anniversary we bring together best-selling authors, Tessa Hadley, Elizabeth Day and current Editorial Director Donna Coonan to discuss how the imprint, created by Dame Carmen Callil, changed literary history and to celebrate the much-loved women writers who make up its impressive list, such as Antonia White, Rosamond Lehmann, Zora Neale Hurston, Muriel Spark and Patricia Highsmith.

The event will consist of a panel followed by an audience Q&A. Each ticket enters you into a prize draw to win one of 10 limited edition Virago Modern Classics 40th Anniversary tote bags.

Tickets: £5 standard.

Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road