Liz Calder was one of the original founders of WiP. She began her publishing career in 1971 at Victor Gollancz, where Angela Carter was among her authors with The Passion of New Eve. Moving to Jonathan Cape in 1979, she published Booker-winning titles by Salman Rushdie and Anita Brookner. In 1986 she became a founder director of Bloomsbury Publishing, where her list included Margaret Atwood and Nadine Gordimer. She was a founder of the Groucho Club and the Orange Prize for Fiction. Since 2003, she has been president of the Parati International Literary Festival in Brazil. Now living in Suffolk, she jointly runs publishing house Full Circle Editions.