Lennie Goodings is Chair of Virago Press. Part of Virago’s management buy-out team of five who created a newly independent Virago in 1987, she became the Publishing Director in 1992. When Virago was sold to Little, Brown in 1995 Goodings remained the Publisher and Editorial Director. She became Virago Chair in 2017, still editing and commissioning her authors. She won the Bookseller’s Industry Award: Editor and Imprint of the Year in 2010 and A Lifetime’s Achievement at WOW, London’s Southbank Women of the World festival in 2018. Born in Canada, Goodings moved to London in her early twenties and has remained there since. She is married with two children. Working with authors and books is her passion.