Posts tagged "women writers"

Are We Really Surprised That James Franco Has No Space On His Bookshelf For Women Writers?

James Franco, in addition to being an actor, performance artist, director and avid Instagrammer, is a writer of both fiction and poetry. He's a big reader too -- he's currently starring on Broadway in "Of Mice and Men" -- and one of his many upcoming projects includes a film adaptation of William Faulkner's The Sound and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 9, 2014

The Soapbox: Yes, Women Writers Without Kids “Understand Human Emotions”

The death of Irish novelist Maeve Binchy earlier this week has inspired a lot of articles, most of them warm tributes to her kind heart, quick wit, and writing ability. British novelist Amanda Craig took a different tack. In a piece published today by The Telegraph, she wonders whether Binchy might have been a better writer…
By: Diane Shipley / August 3, 2012

Salon Ends Broadsheet Blog, Announces Tracy Clark-Flory’s New Role

For many Frisky staffers, and Frisky readers, we're sure, Salon's Broadsheet blog is a daily must-read. A so-called "feminist" blog, Broadsheet has always been more than that -- a blog about politics, sex, and cultural trends that just so happens to look at those subjects through the female lens. Now, Salon has announced…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 10, 2011

Ex-Gawker Editor Emily Gould On Women Writers

I feel bad for Emily Gould. Next week, the former editor of gossip blog Gawker.com will publish her first book, a collection of personal essays called And The Heart Says Whatever. And when I think about what's going to happen to her, I just want to shield my eyes. You see, almost…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2010

Advice For Women Who Aspire To Be Writers

We'd imagine that among you voracious readers of The Frisky, there are writers and aspiring writers. No doubt, writing is one of the trickiest arts around, and yet we here at the site count ourselves as lucky that we get to do it every day. Across the pond, the Guardian has rounded up "…
By: Susannah Breslin / March 1, 2010

What Are Women Fighting About? Ask Emily Gould

Emily Gould should know about women writers and criticism. In the spring of 2008, the former editor at Gawker published an article in the prestigious New York Times Magazine about nastiness in the blogosphere—to a certain extent, it was her own nastiness towards Gawker's victims that she was referencing. Plenty of other writer…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2009