Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"Invisible Prejudice"

You must read this: Juliana Baggott in the Washington Post on the “invisible prejudice” favoring male writing over female writing—

“I could understand Publishers Weekly's phallocratic list if women were writing only a third of the books published or if women didn't float the industry as book buyers or if the list were an anomaly. In fact, Publishers Weekly is in sync with Pulitzer Prize statistics. In the past 30 years, only 11 prizes have gone to women. Amazon recently announced its 100 best books of 2009 -- in the top 10, there are two women. Top 20? Four. Poets & Writers shared a list of 50 of the most inspiring writers in the world this month; women made up only 36 percent.”

Read the rest here. (Thanks for the link, Annie!)


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.