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    Novelist Claire Messud Schools Publishers Weekly

    Claire Messud's latest novel, The Woman Upstairs, has been getting a ton of great critical buzz (and was also in the recent women's fiction satire video Ron Charles released). In an interview with Publishers Weekly, Messud is asked about the likeability of her main character Nora. She completely cal...

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    Watch This: Ron Charles "Explains" Women's Fiction

    Watch The Washington Post's book critic, Ron Charles hilariously satirize the idea of "women's fiction." He brings light to the sexism embedded within criticism and the truly horrendous VIDA statistics.

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    Zadie Smith on Granta and Women's Prize for Fiction Lists

    The truly great Zadie Smith is up for the Women's Prize for Fiction for her most recent novel, NW. Smith is also on Granta's 2013 list of the 20 most promising British authors under 40--a list that this year is primarily women and is including authors of diverse backgrounds.

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    Heroine of the Day: Deborah Copaken Kogan

    Yesterday a shit bomb was dropped on the internet in the form of an essay by photographer/TV producer/novelist Deborah Copaken Kogan entitled My So-Called Post Feminist Life in Arts and Letters which was posted on the Nation's website.

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    Pamela Paul Named Editor of The New York Times Book Review

    Pamela Paul has been named the the new editor of the The New York Times Book Review section succeeding Sam Tanenhaus. She is the 20th book review editor and only second female after Rebecca Sinkler who ran the section from 1989-1995.

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    Women and Hollywood Heads to Chicago

    I just wanted to give a heads up to any readers in the Chicago area.

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    VIDA, Women in Literary Arts Releases 2012 VIDA Count

    This morning VIDA released their 2012 count of the treatment of women in literature over the last year and the results vary widly. Amy King, on behalf of VIDA was curious to see if the numbers reflected the already regressive treatment of women thus far in 2013. King wants to hold those accountable,...

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    Countdown to 2014: Amy Poehler is Writing a Book

    Get your phone alerts ready, Amy Poehler is writing a book that will drop in 2014. This should also be known as your new favorite book of all time. Poehler signed with It Books, an imprint of Harper Collins and will be writing an “illustrated, nonlinear diary full of humor and honesty and brim...

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    Canada Establishing Rosalind Prize for Women Fiction Writers

    During the Vancouver Writers Fest, frustration turned into creation. A panel of five women, including the founder of the U.K.’s Orange Prize for fiction, discussed the current state of women’s representations in literature. And the statistics provided by panel member, novelist Susan Swan...

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    Lena Dunham Gets A Big, Big Book Deal

    Current megastar Lena Dunham is smartly trading on her success and wide name recognition and sold her first book, a book of advice to young women, entitled Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned for a whopping $3.7 million.

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