EL James: The backlash and post-backlash backlash

 50 Shades of Grey author EL James took to Twitter today for a tumultuous Q&A that revealed far more about the social media community than it did about her books. The backlash and post-backlash backlash has been a phenomenal thing to behold – if you consider inevitability phenomenal. Anyone who expected the masses to politely step away […]

Gender (IN)Equality in Scottish Literary Prizes

In news that will shock absolutely no-one, it was revealed yesterday that books written by women and about women are less likely to win major literary prizes. Amongst the findings – compiled by author Nicola Griffith – was the depressing note that “women wrote zero out of 15 [Pulitzer] prize-winning books wholly from the point […]