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Dr Melanie Ramdarshan Bold is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, where she teaches and researches children’s and YA literature and book culture. Her research centres on literary sociology – looking at the experiences of readers and authors from socially marginalised groups – and inclusive children’s and YA literature. Melanie’s most recent work has focused on the representation of people of colour, and the experiences of authors and readers of colour. Melanie has published widely on the topic; alongside numerous publications about contemporary book culture. Her book Inclusive Young Adult Fiction was published by Palgrave in 2019. Melanie is on the Advisory Boards for the CLPE Reflecting Realities project, the Pop-up Pathways into Children’s Publishing project, and works with a number of cultural organisations across the UK.

At the conference

 A Focus on Children’s Publishing. Melanie will be in conversation with Alan Windram.