Books about women don’t win big awards: some data | Nicola Griffith

Nicola Griffith’s study of six major awards in the last 15 years shows male subjects the predominant focus of winning novels: ” 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.” Nicola Griffith, the English-American novelist in Seattle states on her analysis – READ full article: Books about women don’t win big awards: some data | Nicola Griffith

(the guardian) writes: “Griffith looked at the winners of the Pulitzer, Man Booker, National Book award, National Book Critics’ Circle award, Hugo and Newbery medal winners over the last 15 years. She collated the gender of the winners, and that of their protagonists, finding that for the Pulitzer, for example, ‘women wrote zero out of 15 prize-winning books wholly from the point of view of a woman or girl’. ” Read her full article: Books about women less likely to win prizes, study finds| the guardian

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