Silly Women, Only Books About Men Win Major Awards

Silly Women, Literary Awards Go To Men

Author Nicola Griffith had a question. Are women winning literary awards? And when they do, how often are the winning books about women?

After analyzing 15 years of data, Griffith came up with some pretty disappointing conclusions. When it comes to the Pulitzer, Man Booker, Hugo, and others, it would appear that about 50% of the winners are books by men about men, and the other half are made up of books predominantly about men. 

The outlying award seems to be the Newbery, which in fact has had 5 winners by and about women in the last 15 years, as compared to 2 winners by and about men.

Griffith's blog has all the details, and you can find it here.

What do you think?

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal June 3, 2015 - 7:31am

While it's possible men are more interesting than women... (snicker)... shouldn't we instead focus on the irrelevance of Pulitzers?