Chowdhury named Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellow
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced Penguin Random House audio producer Radhiah Chowdhury as the recipient of the 2019–2020 Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship.
The fellowship will allow Chowdhury to travel to the US and UK to speak to editors and authors of diverse backgrounds and publishers of diverse imprints about their experiences in the publishing sector. These interviews will contribute to a conversation about responsible, ethical and diverse publishing in Australia.
‘This project is borne out of several years of personal interest and commitment to representation within the Australian publishing industry. I believe the best way to challenge our unconscious biases and improve editorial practice is with new perspectives and a constellation of lived experiences,’ Chowdhury said.
The Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship is presented biennially to ‘recognise and reward editors for their contribution to Australian writing and publishing’. It supports a senior editor in a major research project for the Australian publishing industry, as well as the dissemination of findings and the carrying out of any outcomes or recommendations.
The fellowship is funded by publishers Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Allen & Unwin, Hachette, Hardie Grant, Text and Walker Books. More information about the fellowship can be found here.