Female writers dominated 2017's literary bestsellers, figures show

Topped by Margaret Atwood, the UK’s Top 10 bestselling authors of literary fiction last year features only one male writer, Haruki MurakamiFlying in the face of Norman Mailer’s infamous comment that “a good novelist can do without everything but the remnant of his balls”, Haruki Murakami was the sole male writer to make the Top 10 bestselling literary authors of 2017 in the UK.The Bookseller’s analysis of literary fiction book sales last year found that Margaret Atwood was the bestselling literary novelist of the year, with television adaptations of her novels The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace pushing her sales up to almost £2.8m. Margaret Atwood Related: 2018 in books: a literary calendar Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Female writers dominated 2017's literary bestsellers, figures show

Topped by Margaret Atwood, the UK’s Top 10 bestselling authors of literary fiction last year features only one male writer, Haruki MurakamiFlying in the face of Norman Mailer’s infamous comment that “a good novelist can do without everything but the remnant of his balls”, Haruki Murakami was the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Women dominated the top 10 literary bestsellers of 2017

Women writers dominated the best-selling literary novels of last year, taking nine of the top 10 spots, according to an analysis of Nielsen BookScan sales. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Female writers dominate Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize longlist

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Male writers continue to dominate literary criticism, Vida study finds

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‘A tired old show’: Friends writer claims cast deliberately ruined jokes

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July Religion Bestsellers: The Warrior Poet Dominates; Colleen Coble 'Breaks' #4

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LGBTQ Writers Find Their Voice at Lambda Literary Retreat

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‘Things are definitely opening up’: the rise of older female writers

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November Religion Bestsellers: Fox’s Faulkner Tops; Christmas Novels Dominate

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Publisher who founded Virago Press began as a campaigning outsider who introduced UK readers to authors including Angela Carter and Margaret AtwoodCarmen Callil, the publisher and writer who championed female writers and transformed the canon of English literature, has died of leukemia in London... Continue reading at The Guardian

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‘The pendulum has swung’: Why we female Trinidadian writers are having our moment

Monique Roffey, the Costa-winning author of The Mermaid of Black Conch, on the lit-boom that’s happening on the Caribbean islandLast week, Trinidadian writer Lisa Allen-Agostini’s novel The Bread the Devil Knead landed a coveted spot on the Women’s prize shortlist. As a fellow Trinidadian... Continue reading at The Guardian

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March Religion Bestsellers: Books for Women Dominate, ‘Redeeming Love’ Carries On

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A Call to Southern Writers: Register People to Vote at Literary Events

Dear Literary Community, We write to you from the Texas and North Carolina chapters of Writers for Democratic Action, a national organization committed to “bringing together the literary community to demand racial and economic justice, champion suffrage for all people, oppose impediments to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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January Religion Bestsellers: Lysa TerKeurst Dominates; ‘Redeeming Love’ Soars

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