female authors

Award-winning author Sarah Waters is as famous for her novels' lesbian protagonists as she is for her rich historical settings
A curious thing happened to me at the London Book Fair. As an Indie author, my first stop was the various Indie author panels
For female authors, getting the recognition you deserve in literary circles can be almost impossible. The majority of literary
At GCSE, I studied Steinbeck and Priestley. My first year at A-Level, I studied Browning, Auden, Fitzgerald and Hosseini. It was only in the second year that I studied Carter and Bronte as well as Marlowe. Work by female authors took up less than a third of my secondary education space - and unequal gender representation is set to increase.
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?