Gloomy reality check

Novelist Nicola Griffith recently posted a disheartening study regarding the last 15 years of six major fiction awards. According to her research,
"When women win literary awards for fiction it’s usually for writing from a male perspective and/or about men. The more prestigious the award, the more likely the subject of the narrative will be male."
Ms. Griffith examined the Pulitzer Prize, Man Booker Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critics’ Circle Award, Hugo Award, and Newbery Medal recipients. Depressingly, the most high-profile award, the Pulitzer, was never given to a female writer writing about a female character. Things were far more balanced in the world of children's publishing, but the other, adult-oriented awards also skewed heavily in favor of either male authors and/or male protagonists.
Posted by: Julianka


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