Womens Fiction

Whose Prize Is It Anyway? My Hopes for the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize 2014

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Beckerman

On Friday 7th March, a new list will enter the cultural domain, a list that will no doubt fuel heated debate and produce many a column inch over the coming weeks.

ReadWomen2014: What Is Women's Fiction Anyway?

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Beckerman

In much the same way as a book by a male author about relationships or 'the domestic' (whatever that means) would never be given a pink cover, neither would it be described as anything other than 'contemporary fiction'. Why can't the same be true for books by women?

Baileys Women's Fiction Prize: Another Landmark in Literary Sexism

Polly Courtney | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Polly Courtney

Fiction is one of the few walks of life where gender doesn't matter. In the real world, we are judged on our looks, our voice, our stance. In board rooms we struggle to make ourselves heard. On construction sites we are ogled. Books are genderless products that can be enjoyed by men and women regardless of what chromosomes the author happens to have.

Hands Up Who Wants to Marry a Bllionaire?

Endeavour Press | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Endeavour Press

Despite your degree from Cambridge or your MBA from Harvard, as soon as you marry your billionaire, everyone will call you a scheming gold-digger anyway.

50 Shades of Hypocrisy

Sam Pope | Posted 13.01.2013 | Home
Sam Pope

No one should be forced to perform sexual acts that they feel uncomfortable with. But to blame books for creating a new and dangerous generation of sexually demanding women is ludicrous and harks back to the days when novel-reading was considered an unsuitable activity for women.