Should 'Women's Fiction' Have Its Own Category? - Speakeasy - WSJ 


Pretty sure it’s the patriarchy.


Female Author Meme | Donna Tartt [1/9 Authors]

I’m like an astronaut or something. I’m really, really out there for a very long time. It’s like a long sea-voyage, or a polar expedition and then you come back to land …

So many people say to me, why don’t you write books faster? And I’ve tried to, just to see if I could. But working that way doesn’t come naturally to me. I would be miserable cranking out a book every three or four years. And if I’m not having fun writing it, people aren’t going to have fun reading it. I don’t want it to be just some little amusement-park ride. I mean, what’s the point of doing that?


The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

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Pie-charting the appalling gender imbalance of the literary world, based on author bylines and books reviewed. See the full data set here.

Podcasting and academia don’t fare any better.

Fifty years later, "the problem that has no name" has both a name and numbers, but little seems to have changed.


"i wonder how long it would take for anyone to notice if I just stopped talking."

Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak


"Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them."

August 26: Women’s Equality Day 2014


30 Days Female Characters Challenge

Day Fourteen: Favourite older female character: Professor Minerva McGonagall 

A little extra wisdom never goes amiss, Potter, but I hardly think it would be much use in this situation!”