Elsewhere on the Internet: Gallimaufry

I have half a dozen drafts sitting in my inbox on all kinds of topics--race representation in video games, The Last 5 Years, my confused feelings about the Wolf Hall BBC adaptation--and an equally mismatched collection of links in my bookmarks. And sometimes you have to just finish one thing, just so you can prove to yourself… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Gallimaufry

A note on #readingwomen–and other underrepresented authors

As noted, I am a fan of the push to #readwomen2014. Now that VIDA has released their Count for 2013 (a breakdown of how many male or female writers are published or reviewed by leading literary publications), it's clear that calling for change in concrete terms (such as quantity of reviews and reviewers) can indeed be effective, and… Continue reading A note on #readingwomen–and other underrepresented authors

Books by women I’ve read in 2013

At Flavorwire, Lilit Marcus explains why she only read books by women in 2013: I’m a writer. When my book, Save the Assistants, came out in 2011, all I wanted was for other people to read it. So it seemed only logical to repay the favor. Most of my favorite writers – Iris Murdoch, Willa Cather,… Continue reading Books by women I’ve read in 2013

You should message me if: you read women’s fiction

Book Riot posted this excerpt from a recent interview with Meg Wolitzer, whose careful, observant fiction I really enjoy. Wolitzer often speaks out against various institutional biases against women authors, and in this interview she theorizes about the way packaging can discourage male readers from picking up new books by female authors. Book Riot's Josh Corman… Continue reading You should message me if: you read women’s fiction