Gloria Steinem

In conversation with Rachel Cooke

  • 23
  • Feb




Gloria Steinem in study

'When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel. For more than four decades, I've spent at least half my time on the road.'

Manchester Literature Festival are delighted to present an evening with inspirational writer, editor, journalist and activist Gloria Steinem. The co-founder of Ms. magazine, Steinem has devoted her life to writing, talking and campaigning for women's rights and equality. A pioneering figure, she has organised grass-roots social movements across the United States and campaigned with Hilary Clinton and Bobby Kennedy. Her best-selling books include Revolution From Within, Moving Beyond Words and Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.

Steinem's new memoir, My Life on the Road, beautifully documents her childhood, her relationship with her nomadic father, her own wanderlust and her travels across the U.S. and India. Crucially, it also focuses on the individuals and communities she encountered on her travels and the profound impact they have had on her life and work. Praised by bell hooks as 'an inspiring work, a call for action', My Life on the Road is essential reading for anyone interested in feminism and change.

On her first visit to the UK for twenty years, Steinem will be in conversation with Observer critic and author Ms. Rachel Cooke.