Posts Tagged: Nicola Griffith

Notable Portland: 5/17–5/23

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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How to Write about the Disabled

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Do not assume that empathy equals experience. Writing outside your personal experience is always a tricky thing, and writing about disabled people when you yourself are not disabled is an especially difficult thing to do. At Lit Hub, Nicola Griffith has some tough words of caution for writers trying to portray the disabled.

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Literary Cooties

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A recent study by author Nicola Griffith reveals that books written about men were more likely to win major literary prizes over the last fifteen years than books written about women. During this timeframe, 12 Man Booker Prize winners and 10 National Book Award winners were primarily about men or boys. Griffith writes: It’s hard to escape the conclusion that, when […]

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