Nine Female Authors Finalists For National Book Awards

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Two women — Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of American Salvage, and Jayne Ann Phillips, who wrote Lark and Termite — are finalists for the National Book Award in Fiction. Across all categories, nine of the twenty finalists are female. [Mediabistro]

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Pantra
Mantid

Good news and very encouraging after hearing a group of men tell me they won't read women authors because they "can't identify." These two books just jumped onto my autumn reading list.