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June 06, 2019 | Virago

From the author of Never Mind the Bollocks: Women Rewrite Rock, comes A Seat at the Table, a new collection of interviews with eighteen women who work in the music industry.

In 1995, Amy Raphael wrote Never Mind the Bollocks, interviewing twelve female musicians including Courtney Love, Kim Gordon, Björk and Kristin Hersh. It has become a seminal music book, still garnering press mentions and appearing on university set text lists. Over two decades on, the music industry has imploded and the internet exploded, yet there’s been little change in equality between men and women in the industry.

In A Seat at the Table, Raphael speaks candidly to women in the music industry about learning to speak out, #MeToo, social media, queer politics and the subtleness of everyday misogyny. Brave and forthright, this book features intimate conversations in the unfiltered words of the artists themselves.

The artists Raphael interviewed for her book are Christine and the Queens, Ibeyi, Kate Tempest, Alison Moyet, Nadine Shah, Jessica Curry, Maggie Rogers, Emmy the Great, Dream Wife, Natalie Merchant, Lauren Mayberry, Poppy Ajudha, Kalie Shorr, Tracey Thorn, Mitski, Catherine Marks, Georgia and Clara Amfo.

Amy Raphael is a British writer and critic who has worked for The Face, Esquire, Elle, NME, Rolling Stone and all the British broadsheets.

A Seat at the Table is published by Virago on June 6th 2019 and will be available to buy from Amazon and other leading retailers.

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