Danuta Kean

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In Praise of Praise

Working alone can be a long haul. Even when you do occasional events or teach, you rarely get feedback and, even then, most writers I know are so incredibly self-critical that good feedback scuttles out of sight before it has time to make an impact. One way that I deal
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Normal Service Will Resume Shortly

My website is undergoing essential maintenance at the moment, and as a result articles and blogs from the past two years are not available on the site. Normal service – and the incredible archive – will resume shortly. Many thanks Danuta Kean

Books to look out for: Back to the future

First appeared in: Mslexia 56 winter 2012/13 Women have broken into the last bastion of macho writing, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and they are changing the market Forget everything you ever thought about Science Fiction and Fantasy (SFF). Forget nerdy boys role playing space heroes or Goth girls dressing as
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Make harassment history

I cannot be the only woman in the media left slack jawed at newspaper condemnation of the BBC over an alleged ‘culture of abuse’. Not that we approve of what happened in Jimmy Savile’s grubby dressing room, Rolls or caravan. No we are shocked by the easy way the tabloids
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