This section includes coverage of women in the writing industry. Here are the latest entries:
Women Writers Dominate 2015 Nebula Awards (2016-05-16): Women won in all category but one at the 2015 Nebula Awards. The winning novel is uprooted by Naomi Novik.
Julie Schumacher is First Woman to Win Thurber Prize for American Humor (2015-10-01): Julie Schumacher has won the 2015 Thurber Prize for American Humor for her novel. Dear Committee Members. She is the first woman to win the prize.
Time Magazine's Advice to Women Authors in the 1960s (2015-08-04): Time magazine did a piece in the 1960s telling women authors how to promote their books. First up is to exercise in a bikini. The other tips are just as useful.
Ali Smith Wins Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for How to Be Both (2015-06-03): Ali Smith won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her sixth novel, How to Be Both. The prize carries a cash award of 30,000 British pounds.
Sexist, Insulting Obituary of Colleen McCullough Causes Backlash (2015-02-01): The Australian's obituary of bestselling novelist Colleen McCollough has infuriated fans, authors and journalists. The obit called her fat and ugly and gets worse from there.
Longlist for 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Announced (2014-03-29): The longlist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction has been announced.
Shortlist for Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 Announced (2013-04-16): The shortlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 has been announced.
Private Donors Save Women's Prize for Fiction, Formerly Known as Orange Prize (2012-10-09): The Orange Prize for Fiction is now known as the Women's Prize for Fiction.
Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award Winners Announced (2010-09-09): The winners of the The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards have been announced.
The Orange Prize Gets a Facelift (2007-03-01): The Orange Prize is being renamed and made more high-tech.
Mamacita Offers Humor for Women (2005-07-11): Mamacita, a new humor website for women, has debuted.
Saudi Arabia Erupts Over The Possibility of Women Driving (2005-06-02): It's the only country in the world that bans women from driving.
Maureen Dowd: Are Men Necessary? (2005-05-31): Maureen Dowd, following the success of her New York
Times bestseller, Bushworld, has turned her focus on sexual politics.
Are Women Mystery Writers Worthy of Awards? (2005-04-28): The Book Standard presents a very interesting article which asks the question, "Are the Edgar Awards and the whole mystery community sexist?" Noted critic (and apparent misogynist) Otto Penzler puffs out his chest and declares:
Of course, not everyone agrees with Mr.
Orange Prize for Fiction Stirs Controversy (2005-04-18): The Telegraph (UK) reports on the six women authors who have been short-listed for the £30,000 Orange Prize for Fiction, which is for women writers only.
Lan Samantha Chang to Head Iowa Writers' Workshop (2005-04-15): A woman will be the new director of the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop for the first time.
Feminist Writer Andrea Dworkin Dies (2005-04-13): Feminist author Andrea Dworkin died on Saturday at the age of 58.
Publishers Put Christian Spin on Chick Lit (2005-03-28): Christian chick lit is a hot market.
Women Who Write Tough and the Men Who Love Them (2005-03-13): Maureen Dowd shares her thoughts about the controversy about the lack of women writing Op-ed columns, in an interesting article.
Feud Over Lack of Women Writers at L.A. Times Continues (2005-03-08): In today's Washington Post, Howard Kurtz gives an update on the long-running feud between L.