Women Writers and the Interview


Are male and female writers interviewed equally? Loraine Berry at Talking Writing thinks not.

It’s gone to show that interviewers are often more interested in a female writer’s dietary habits and marital problems than their literary processes and work. Jodi Picoult says that she has been asked how she lost weight many, many times. Jennifer Weiner says that an interviewer once asked to see her shoe collection.

Please check out the article for more laughable and offensive questions, and if you would like to contribute your own anecdote, tweet Loraine @BerryFLW.

Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16. More from this author →