Founded by Dame Carmen Callil, Virago was founded in 1973 as the first international publisher of books by and for women. "Virago" means "heroic war-like woman". More than forty years on Virago is the outstanding international publisher of books by women. The cultural, political and economic landscape has changed dramatically but Virago has remained true to its original aims: to put women center stage; to explore the untold stories of their lives and histories; to break the silence around many women's experiences; to publish breathtaking new fiction alongside a rich list of rediscovered classics; and above all to champion women's talent. (from Virago)
The following is a selection of books published by Virgago during the last 40+ years.