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Hay Festival announces #VOTE100BOOKS campaign

In the UK, the Hay Festival has announced a campaign to select 100 books by women from the last 100 years to be celebrated at its festivals in the UK and around the world, reports the Bookseller.

The festival has partnered with UK women’s publication The Pool for the #VOTE100BOOKS campaign, which will mark 100 years since some British women first won the right to vote. ‘It is a moment to reflect on how far equality has come, and how far we still have to go,’ said festival organisers in a statement.

The 100 books selected will be celebrated at special events at the Hay Festival in Wales, running from 24 May to 3 June, and at events held in Mexico, Peru, Spain and Colombia, as well as through the festival’s digital channels throughout the year.

Nominations are open to the public and books ‘must be written by a woman, or women, and must have been published in 1918 or after’. Titles can be submitted on the website here.


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