Tagged with women’s literature

Women in Publishing

On Friday an article in the i was headed ‘Publishing industry does not take women’s fiction seriously enough’. It featured former restauranteur turned novelist Prue Leith who claimed the industry underrates women’s writing. She claimed that if women write about love, it is categorised as commercial or women’s fiction, whereas if it’s by a man … Continue reading

Monkey Grip by Helen Garner

This is the book I chose to write about in my MA degree as the book that changed my life. At the time it felt like I just pulled it out of the air, but it is one of the few books that I keep returning to and seeing something more in it, more layers, … Continue reading

Writing for Reading

Writing for Reading

Back in the 18th century, when novels really started to be read and produced, the main market for them in England was the rising middle class women, especially the daughters of farmers who were freed from farm chores to indulge in more genteel pursuits, as per Jane Austen. Stories were told of how farmer’s carts … Continue reading