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Fay Weldon

How Old Is Too Old for a Main Character?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I adore my agent. He's one of the wisest and nicest men I've ever met in my life and I trust him completely. Still, I was nonplussed. Why shouldn't my book start with the point of view of a woman in her fifties?

Why I Love (and Teach) Author Fay Weldon

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.02.2014 | Books
Gina Barreca

What gives a writer a reputation as "teachable" but not "great"? In Weldon's case, is it because her writing is forever associated with her successful television work that we're suspicious of her?

4 New Books to Help You Make It Until Spring

Gina Barreca | Posted 04.23.2013 | Books
Gina Barreca

While there are more terrible books being published than ever, some writers continue to offer us novels reminding us why the written word -- when used with grace, wit, wisdom, and fierce intelligence -- matters.

A Literary Icon Reaches 80 and Starts a Trilogy and a New Teaching Position

Gina Barreca | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

Novelist, journalist, screenwriter, and playwright Fay Weldon, whose 80th birthday is being celebrated on September 22nd, is every woman writer's fairy godmother: she's an inspiration, a formidable figure in the world of arts and letters, and a powerful model for both good and bad behavior on the page as well as off.

How I Started Writing About Humor

Gina Barreca | Posted 10.06.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

As I started writing about humor and women I was also learning to be more confident about being a funny woman.