Danuta Kean

Publishing Analyst and Cultural Commentator

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My website is undergoing essential maintenance at the moment, and as a result articles and blogs from the past two years are not available on the site. Normal service – and the incredible archive – will resume shortly. Many thanks Danuta Kean

Books to look out for: Back to the future

First appeared in: Mslexia 56 winter 2012/13 Women have broken into the last bastion of macho writing, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and they are changing the market Forget everything you ever thought about Science Fiction and Fantasy (SFF). Forget nerdy boys role playing space heroes or Goth girls dressing as
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Make harassment history

I cannot be the only woman in the media left slack jawed at newspaper condemnation of the BBC over an alleged ‘culture of abuse’. Not that we approve of what happened in Jimmy Savile’s grubby dressing room, Rolls or caravan. No we are shocked by the easy way the tabloids
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Advice: how to fight the time bandits

Mslexia always has a feature about a big subject that affects readers. As I was editor of the autumn issue, I chose to write about how women writers keep so many plates spinning and how to stop everything crashing to the ground. It clearly hit the spot. One reader summed
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