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Faber & Faber announces initiatives to address under-representation

In the UK, publisher Faber & Faber has announced initiatives to reduce the under-representation of minority groups in the company, reports the Bookseller.

The plan includes a new internship for candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, the Faber Academy Scholarship, and the continuation of its FAB Prize for BAME children’s authors.

Faber & Faber CEO Stephen Page said while the company had been successful in addressing gender equality, it had not with BAME and other under-represented parts of society. ‘These measures have been designed by a team from across the company, and will begin to address in a more concerted fashion areas of inclusivity where, I believe, both the industry and Faber have not yet achieved acceptable representation,’ said Page.

Faber will also do outreach work so its staff can promote careers in the publishing industry to children and young adults from a wide range of backgrounds.


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