Pioneering women

Gollancz, Livia (7 of 7) National Life Story Collection: Fawcett Collection

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:31

  • Shelf mark

    C468/003

  • Subjects

    Journalism and Publishing

  • Recording date

    1991-11-01, 1991-04-02

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home

  • Interviewees

    Gollancz, Livia 1920-2018 (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Abrams, Rebecca (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 7: Experience of working at Gollancz continued. Being the boss's daughter; doing layouts; apprenticeships. Nature of the firm in the Fifties: number of employees, location of office, number of books and scope of publishing. How she took to editorial work; her authors; relations with other employees. [19:30] What changes she made at Gollancz; attitudes to female employees; what she feels about feminist publishing companies/the role of the agent/the current fashion for conglomerates.

  • Description

    Life story interview with the musician and publisher Livia Gollancz (1920-2018)

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