Scapegoat | Katharine Quarmby | Granta
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Scapegoat

Katharine Quarmby

£9.99

‘In 2000 the Disability Rights Commission was founded, to push for equal rights for disabled people. It had a major job on its hands, listening to and acting on individual cases – access, transport, discrimination – and getting the 2005 Disability Discrimination Act onto the statute book.’

Katharine Quarmby

Katharine Quarmby is a campaigning journalist and an award-winning film-maker. She has worked as a producer on BBC Panorama and Newsnight, news edited Disability Now magazine, served as a correspondent for the Economist and written for most of the broadsheet newspapers. She was the first British journalist to investigate disability hate crime and her report for Scope, 'Getting Away with Murder', has revolutionised thinking about the issue. Scapegoat (Portobello 2011) is her first book for adults. She won the AMIA International Literature Award for Scapegoat in 2011, and was a finalist for the Paul Foot Award in the same year, for her many years of campaigning journalism on the same subject.

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