A literary milestone,” and an“essential to any student...of modern literature,” is how Kirkus describes the forthcoming collection, The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume I: 1940-1956. This new volume of Plath’s early letters, edited by Plath scholars Peter Steinberg and Karen Kukil is, by all accounts, a serious and…
Where are all my Bloomsbury Group(ies)? A film chronicling the romance between Virginia Woolf—novelist, essayist, and foundational feminist thinker—and fellow author Vita Sackville-West is in the works.
At an April 2 conference held at Boston University, literary journalist Gay Talese remarked to his audience that he could not name a single woman writer who inspired him. Wow guy!
Ever since so-called Ferrante fever struck, there’s been a cottage industry dedicated to unraveling the true identity of the pseudonymous Italian novelist. “Who is Elena Ferrante?” is a question that understandably haunts fans of the novelist and her complex rendering of her female protagonists. And yet, Ferrante…
Aline Brosh McKenna is onboard to write the film adaptation of Rochester, an unreleased graphic novel that's a modern retelling of Jane Eyre. Fox 2000 acquired the rights in a deal worth the "low seven figures". Yowza, that's a whole lot of orphan porridge!
Curious what the founders of "The Count," which tallies the number of women who get published in top literary magazines (spoiler: not many), think of the 2012 National Magazine Award finalists? Although four women were nominated in the Public Interest category, there are no ladies to be found in prestigious…
Last week the National Book Foundation announced its "5 Under 35," four of whom were women. Now it's announced the finalists for the prestigious National Book Award — and these include a lot of ladies too.
Last year, four out of the National Book Foundations prestigious "5 under 35" were women. And this year, ladies lead the field again.
There was a dramatic drop in the number of female writers in the last television season, and AOLtv's Maureen Ryan asked a few people high in the ranks — men too — why that happened. The answers will depress you!
Nobel Prize-winning novelist V.S. Naipaul has helpfully explained why women will never be great writers like him. It's because they're not "masters of a house."
In honor of Women's History Month, eight women writers — including Alice Hoffman, Lucy Coates, and Caroline Leavitt — wax poetic on the women who've inspired them.
In And The Heart Says Whatever, Emily Gould set out to flout the traditions of many women's memoirs. Her book is the antithesis of personal growth narratives like Eat, Pray, Love — and she may like it that way.
It's pretty much standard operating procedure for male talk show hosts to compliment female guests on their looks. But in his interview with Sarah Vowell last night, Jon Stewart took another tack — and it was pretty adorable.
As if penning the original -and still best - piece of publishing chick-lit ever, The Best of Everything, wasn't enough, the late Rona Jaffe created a foundation that annually hands out grants of $25,000 to "women writers of talent and promise in the early stages of their writing careers." This year, the prize went to…
Do you like Maureen Dowd? Do you think she accurately represents your views or, even, some views of women other than your own? How about Peggy Noonan? Not so much, huh? Well, you're going to be hard-pressed to find other women on your Op-Ed pages, according to a new study from Rutgers University, which shows that…