A round table discussion on who decides which books are ‘literary classics’, who publishes them, how to edit one, and how to propel them into a crowded marketplace. Last year, Penguin Classics shocked everyone by agreeing to publish Morrissey’s Autobiography as an instant ‘Penguin Classic.’ Parker and Canning have both edited titles for the illustrious black-jacketed imprint – G F Green’s In the Making and Ronald Firbank’s Vainglory, respectively. Gerri Kimber has been editing Katherine Mansfield’s writings for Edinburgh’s Classics list. Come and learn about everything that can befall a Classics editor – from matters of copyright and censorship to Chinese typesetters, editors’ mistakes... and the sharp-toothed reviewers who can make, break... or ignore any new title
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