Name: Erena Shingade
Role: Publicist
Company: Allen & Unwin

My first job in publishing was… This one! Publishing is a dream, especially after having worked in debt collection.

I’m currently reading… I Love Dick by Chris Kraus. The 2017 TV adaptation is pretty great, too.

My biggest career highlight in publishing has been… Working with the A&U team on Helen Clark’s Women, Equality, Power in September last year. The level of audience enthusiasm at her talks was off the charts, and now that she is her own boss, her comments on feminist issues are even more witty and cutting. Listening to her and Lianne Dalziel chat backstage at WORD Christchurch about the challenges faced by young women going into politics now was incredible.