Authors step up for Amazon

News - Bookselling Friday, 26th June 2020

Over 20 authors, including Bernardine Evaristo, Adam Kay and Val McDermid, read from their works in video clips to promote LGBTQ+ visibility in the absence of Pride events this year

The authors recorded themselves reading from their works in short video clips filmed on their phones.

"Books have been a source of comfort and escapism for many during the lockdown, and at the same time many Pride events have been put on hold," said Gareth Johnson, co-chair of Glamazon UK, the employee group that promotes LGBTQ+ diversity and visibility at Amazon.

"That inspired Amazon’s books team to ask some of their favourite authors to read from their own works and to celebrate LGBTQ+ visibility."

#ReadWithPride also included Juno Dawson, broadcaster and ex-pop star Rev Richard Coles and author and YouTuber Lucy Powrie.

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Pictured: Bernadine Evaristo