The State of American Letters


This Buzzfeed article recently came to my attention: "We asked attendees at the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference if they had any messages for the predominantly white publishing industry." Males are the targets, even though 70% of the people working in the American publishing business are female. The responses included the following:

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One thought on “The State of American Letters

  1. Reminds me of the ruckus raised by bestselling author Jodi Picoult in 2010 when she criticized the NYT for reviewing Franzen’s “Freedom” twice because he is a “white male literary darling.”

    Shortly thereafter, I noticed that the NYT was reviewing more books by women than by men.

    Intimidation works, apparently.


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