Author Topic: This Year Female Writers Kicked Up Literary Dust  (Read 1414 times)

Debra

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This Year Female Writers Kicked Up Literary Dust
« on: December 23, 2010, 07:37:45 AM »
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-The year's biggest literary controversy was set off by two women who write "women's fiction:" Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner.  The two complained on Twitter and in a joint interview on the   Huffington Post about a culture of "white male literary darlings" who   mesmerize influential critics at publications such as The New York Times   Book Review and leave female authors--particularly commercial ones--   out in the cold.

http://www.womensenews.org/story/books/101222/year-female-writers-kicked-literary-dust
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Re: This Year Female Writers Kicked Up Literary Dust
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 08:35:50 AM »
Hmm, to my mind this sounds and smells like a controversy invented for self-promotion by a couple of commercial writers churning out the kind of stuff people buy in airports. It is no surprise or news that the old boys' network continues unabated despite the efforts of feminist writers, writers of colour and others who have raised more serious challenges to the status quo than these two.
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