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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.