It’s been an exciting few days for Tansy Hoskins, author of the excellent Stitched Up! The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion (Pluto, 2014). Today it was announced that her book has been shortlisted for the 2015 Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing, the winner of which will be announced at this year’s London Radical Bookfair.
The shortlisting comes just a matter of weeks after the ICA bookshop named Stitched Up! their 2014 book of the year. Writing about the book – which won the public vote by a clear margin – The ICA said:
‘It seems you’re a fashionable bunch, as Tansy Hoskins’Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion came out on top, with just under 55% of the vote. Beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned designs, Stitched Up delves into the alluring world of fashion to reveal what is behind the clothes we wear. Moving between Karl Lagerfeld and Karl Marx, the book explores consumerism, class and advertising to reveal the interests that benefit from exploitation.’
Tansy has also been busy recently with events; this Monday saw her speaking about the book at Paris’ famed Shakespeare & Company bookshop. For anyone not lucky enough to have been in the bookshop’s intimate audience, a podcast of the discussion is available online, here.
To find out more about Stitched Up!, which Susie Orbach, author of Fat is a Feminist Issue, has called “an incredible accomplishment,” go to plutobooks.com where the book is available to buy at 10% off.