Popular history writing remains a male preserve, publishing study finds

Slate survey of US titles published last year shows overwhelming bias towards male historians and subjects – with a similar picture emerging in the UKAmerican popular history is a “male preserve”, according to new research from the US online journal Slate, with three-quarters of works published last year written by men – and history experts believe the playing field is just as “heavily gendered” in the UK.Slate looked at 614 popular history titles published in the US last year by 80 different presses, finding that 75.8% were written by men. Biographies, accounting for 21% of the books in the sample, were mostly written about, and by, men: 71.7% of the biographies had male subjects, with male authors writing 87% of them. Biographies of female subjects, meanwhile, were almost entirely written by women, with just 6% of male biography writers in the sample taking a female topic. Related: The best history books of 2015 Related: The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf – review Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing industry is overwhelmingly white and female, US study finds

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Publisher finds that writers' influences are mostly male

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How to Find a Literary Agent: Finding Agents Appropriate for Your Writing

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