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Women in Literature

Little Girl Makes Excellent Case For Strong Female Characters

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents

Frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in literature? So is this little girl. On Wednesday, military officer and author Myke Cole tweet...

The Widening Gender Gap in Contemporary American Poetry

Seth Abramson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Home
Seth Abramson

A study of gender demographics in American poetry yields startling results Since 2010, the organization Women in the Literary Arts (VIDA) has been co...

14 Totally Badass Female Authors

Posted 03.27.2014 | Home

Women often face more challenging odds in the publishing industry than their male counterparts, and, historically, female authors confronted even more...

Claire Fallon

21 Crushworthy Female Book Characters | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.01.2014 | Home

As we’ve already established, there are some highly desirable gentleman populating the pages of our favorite books. But women and men who love men a...

Women's History Month: My Favorite Novels About Unforgettable Leading Ladies

Allison Pataki | Posted 04.30.2014 | Home
Allison Pataki

Today I am thinking specifically about some of the strong female characters who have been featured and memorialized in literature. I've come up with a list of fiction and nonfiction books that unfold around these characters.

These 8 Female Characters In Literature Deserve Their Own Damn Books

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.20.2014 | Home

Books give readers the unparalleled opportunity to assume the perspective of someone other than themselves. But in assuming the perspective of one cha...

Male Voices Again Dominate Books Media

Posted 03.04.2013 | Home

The 2012 VIDA count of book reviews and reviewers, marking the male-female split in mainstream literary coverage over the past year, has been released...

What Does Your Perfect Heroine Look Like?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 09.04.2012 | Women
Kate Fridkis

Every time a female character is described as having the "perfect nose," I know exactly what it will look like: the opposite of mine. It will be delicate and small and fine. It will never be bulky and arched and bold. It will never dominate her face. Of course not. That would be ridiculous.

Readers Answer: Who's Your Favorite Female Author?

Posted 10.09.2011 | Home

Happy Women's Day! In honor of the special day, Random House asked on Twitter:" Who is your favorite female author and why?" Readers used the hashtag ...

HuffPost Readers Answer: Who Is Your Favorite Book Heroine?

Zoe Triska | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home

There's been a big stink about the difference between male and female writers, kicked up by VS Naipaul a couple of weeks ago when he said no woman was...

Top 10 Women Adventurers In Literature

The Guardian | Jennie Rooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Women travellers in fiction appear in many forms. First there are the more traditional travellers: the unconventional spinster, the ingénue flung int...