Formerly known as the Orange Prize, the Women’s Prize for Fiction is awarded annually and ‘celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.’ We delve into the first of the six shortlisted novels – Zadie Smith’s portrait of the modern urban zone, … Read more »
For this Recommended Reading column, we asked Louise Swinn, editorial director at Sleepers Publishing and member of the Stella Prize steering committee, for some of her favourite books penned by women. Among her selections are an Age Book of the Year winner, a literary superstar, an American … Read more »
For a while now we have been told that fiction is dying, if not already dead. This year alone, three eminent critics—Ted Genoways, David Shields, and Lee Siegel—have taken turns vivisecting the corpse. Nowadays, they say, fiction groans under the weight of its own artificial apparatus. The … Read more »
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