Thursday, 2 April 2009
Irish Women's Writing: A Feminist Look
Image from the Velvet Banana blog. Unknown artist.
My article Irish Women's Writing: A Feminist Look is now live at Indieoma here.
It would be great if y'all would register** with the site and leave a comment. I know the article is long (I have a lot to say on the subject!) but you could always print it out and relax in your chair to read it.
Here's a taster:
"So what of the literary world? How do women fare there? As a feminist and full-time, female writer in Ireland, perhaps my biggest difficulty is with the wholesale promotion of chick lit. The problem is that, in Ireland – despite Irishwoman Anne Enright winning the Man Booker Prize last year, and despite iconic Irish writers such as Edna O’Brien – chick lit is held aloft as the women’s genre, as if no Irish women writers were writing quality literary fiction."
** I've just been told it's not necessary at the moment to register in order to leave a comment at Indieoma, so that's good.