#GoodRead | Books About Women Don't Win Major Fiction Prizes. How Can We Change That?

 by Christopher Michel [ CC BY 2.0 ],  via Wikimedia Commons

by Christopher Michel [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

"Books About Women Don't Win Major Fiction Prizes. How Can We Change That?":

Man, woman, cyborg — no matter what kind of writer you are, if you want to win a major literary award, there’s just one thing you have to do: Make sure your main character is a man.

Okay, it still helps to be a man, writing about men, but a woman writing about men will fare far better than a woman writing about women, at least if she wants to be a contender for awards such as the Pulitzer for fiction or the Man Booker Prize.

Read Claire Fallon's full article at HuffPost Arts & Culture here…