Strong Women

Thursday, May 26, 2016

When I was nine years old I was attacked by a Rottweiler. The last stitch on either side of the wound was inside each eyelid. The dog– aptly named Gator– missed both my eyes by an amount so small as to be immeasurable. The ER doctor heralded this a miracle and I decided, right then, that no matter what I looked like the next day I would focus on that piece of good fortune: I could still…

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Writing While Being a Woman

VIDA Count for New York Times Book Review
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This week we’re writing about women in publishing, and all I can think is “still”? It’s 2016, people. Aren’t we over this whole gender thing yet? And yet… Just last week The Observer published an article entitled “Why Hasn’t ‘The Late Show’ Invited Any Female Novelists?: The nine fiction writers who have appeared on Colbert’s talker have all been men.” The Jennifer Weiner/Jonathan Franzen feud (as one-sided as it seems…

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