Lennie Goodings is Chair of the UK British publishing house Virago Press. Her authors include, among others, Margaret Atwood, Maya Angelou, Sarah Dunant, Sarah Waters, Naomi Wolf, Linda Grant, Natasha Walter, Kate Figes, Lyndall Gordon, Shirley Hazzard, Joan Bakewell, Shirley Williams, Rachel Seiffert, Sandi Toksvig and Marilynne Robinson.
Born in Canada, Lennie Goodings has been with Virago since in 1978 through all its ownership changes. Decades on from its founding, the landscape of publishing, bookselling and politics has changed but Virago continues to publish books that champion women's writing. Working with authors, editing and publishing their books is her passion. Lennie Goodings won A Lifetime’s Achievement at WOW, Women of the World in 2018. Her book A Bite of the Apple: Behind the Scenes at Virago Press is published in February 2020 by Oxford University Press.
Find her on Twitter @Lennie_Virago