Sheila Rowbotham

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Sheila Rowbotham’s books have been translated into many languages and her early works are currently being reissued as classic texts of feminism.  She is an Honorary Fellow in Social Science at Manchester University. Her recent work includes Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love (Verso, 2008) winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/ Biography 2008 in the US and shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in the UK and Dreamers of a New Day: Women who Invented the  Twentieth Century (Verso, 2010). She contributed ‘Alice Wheeldon Revisited’ to Mary Davis (ed.), Class and Gender in British Labour History (Merlin, 2011).

Sheila’s most recent book is Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers, and Radicals in Britain and the United States (2016), which interweaves the biographies of several activists who migrate to the US after having close connections to the nineteenth-century social movement in Bristol.

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