With this initiative, WIF North America and WIF UK seek to foster international collaboration by the members of and participants in our two organizations and conferences. In addition, our goal is to draw the attention of scholars to the work of deserving, lesser-known women authors in France and throughout the Francophone world. Our hope is that this will lead to increased readership for and scholarship devoted to these authors. To the extent possible, it is our goal to include authors from all periods and countries.
Finally, when living authors are chosen, we will encourage conference organizers to explore the possibility of the author attending the conference. We realize that this final goal will be a challenge due to availability, funding, etc. and thus, the choice of books will not be contingent upon the author’s ability to attend the conference.
Any student or scholar who is a member of WIF North America or who has attended a WIF North America or WIF UK conference is eligible to propose a book for selection in this initiative.
Books nominated should be books that are either lesser-known themselves or written by lesser-known authors.