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Women Writing Women Translating Women is located in the context of both social movements (such as #metoo and #timesup), and industry shifts (such as The Year of Publishing Women and Women in Translation month). The main analysis of the project focuses on recent translations into English of women’s writing (in any language) by women translators. While the analysis is primarily qualitative, it is supported by quantitative research to establish the proportion of women writers being published in terms of literary output in general, and translations in particular. But more than just statistics, it will aim to uncover why these figures are as they are, and how and why they might change in the coming years. Focusing on books published by small publishing houses in the UK, the project aims to bring together exciting female-authored texts and identify both what they have in common and what makes them unique.