The Guardian profiles one of the neglected female writers of “1914,” May Sinclair – an accomplished modernist author (as well as the critic who coined the literary use of the term stream of consciousness) whose works are mostly now out of print.
At the Mary Sue, Becky Chambers writes a stirring essay about her grandmother’s attitude towards video games, the death of books, and how it’s hard to appreciate the new benefits of changing technology when you’re still (understandably) mourning the loss of the art of letter writing.
Phillipa Gregory, author of The White Queen (now a successful female-led historical drama series that I am dying to watch) talks about unearthing history’s hidden women – and how historical fiction is way more fun than writing straight history, not least because of how accessible it becomes to readers. (and, cough, she points out that your favourite historians all use many of the same techniques she does in her fiction, including selective theories, story-based narratives & ‘picking sides’)
No Award looked at how Pax Australia was quite female-friendly as an event, and some reasons why they had not thought that would be the case. This led me to an excellent Ben McKenzie article about why he had decided against participating in Pax Australia.
Cheryl Morgan talks about the gender inbalance in publishing with particular attention to the ‘why’ of it.