Amy Raphael Writes…
A Seat at the Table: Women on the Frontline of Music, published by Virago in June 2019, includes interviews with Christine & the Queens, Kate Tempest, Alison Moyet, Poppy Ajudha, Emmy the Great, Ibeyi, Maggie Rogers, Tracey Thorn, Jessica Curry and Nadine Shah. It was widely reviewed: ‘Raphael has carved a vital space for female artists to “woman spread”, as it were, and speak freely’ (The Observer); ‘Variously optimistic, troubling, joyful, illuminating, fierce and thoughtful’ (The Guardian); ‘Fascinating and illuminating’ (Stylist); ‘A perceptive and candid collection of new interviews’ (Irish Times).
A Game of Two Halves: Famous Football Fans Meet Their Heroes, will be published by Allen & Unwin in October 2019 to raise money for displaced children via UNHCR. It includes forewords by Raheem Sterling and Gary Lineker and conversations between the likes of John Bishop & Jürgen Klopp, Johnny Marr & Pep Guardiola, Clare Balding & Lucy Bronze, David Morrissey & Steven Gerrard, Omid Djalili & Frank Lampard, Rachel Riley & Rio Ferdinand, Wretch 32 & Ian Wright, David Lammy & Eric Dier and more.
Recent journalistic feutres include Kate Winslet for the Radio Times, women in music for the Daily Telegraph and regular design features for Show Media.