Carmen Callil

Carmen Callil followed her mother's advice and didn't learn shorthand; instead, she started Virago Press, publishing "books which celebrated women and women's lives" and changing the way the world thought of women writers. In this LRB interview with Rosemary Hill, she talks about her love for the novels of Elizabeth Taylor, her disillusionment with the current world, her anger at Brexit and at the way government shafts the poor. She's a great person to listen to, sharp and opinionated ; she and Hill have a real conversation. 48 min.