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Emily Midorikawa – new book out

Emily Midorikawa, who won joint-third prize in the 2012 competition, and the author of A Secret Sisterhood: The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf (co-written with Emma Claire Sweeney, and published in 2017) has a new book being released in the UK.

Already published in the USA and Canada, Out of the Shadows: Six Visionary Victorian Women in Search of a Public Voice draws on diaries, letters, rarely seen memoirs and texts to tell the stories of Kate, Leah and Maggie Fox, Emma Hardinge Britten, Victoria Woodhull and Georgina Weldon: six enterprising women of the nineteenth century, whose apparent ability to contact the dead brought them fame, fortune and astonishing levels of social and political influence.

Author Julie Myerson has described it as ‘Astonishing, gripping, and almost eerily timely’, and it has been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and others. Many congratulations to Emily!