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PRH acquires ‘Fixed It’ book by Gilmore

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has acquired rights to a nonfiction book by Melbourne-based writer, commentator and journalist Jane Gilmore.

Titled Fixed It: One Woman’s Movement Against the Real Fake News, the book investigates the underlying issues of newsroom cultural ignorance and gendered reporting. In 2015, Gilmore founded the #FixedIt movement, in which she re-writes news headlines to remove the blame from victims and focus on the perpetrators of violence.

PRH Australia nonfiction publisher Cate Blake said that Gilmore’s work ‘demonstrates the myths that we’re unconsciously sold about violence against women, and undercuts them in the most effective and compelling way’.

Gilmore added: ‘We all know that women are not just reading about knitting and babies, as our lives are affected by politics, economics, sport and environmental news just as much as men. We need to be part of those stories and the first step in any change is recognising the problem. I hope that Fixed It, the book, will play some part in that.’

Fixed It: One Woman’s Movement Against the Real Fake News will be published in print, ebook and audio in late 2019.



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