A Prize of One’s Own

A group of Australian women writers and publishers are working to set up an equivalent of the Orange prize in their country, to combat what they describe as “the systemic exclusion of women writers over several decades” from the country’s major literary awards.

Friday Hoyden: Ursula K. Le Guin

tigtog asked if someone could do a Friday Hoyden piece on Ursula K. Le Guin for her 80th birthday… last year. Le Guin’s 81st birthday was yesterday on the 21st October 2010: this is going up in time for it to still be her birthday in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.

Friday Hoyden: Lizzy Bennet

[image source: Rotten Tomatoes.] Our Friday Hoyden this week is fictional, but she’s a character that many of us identify with or would like to identify with – Elizabeth Bennet. Even when she was completely wrong, Elizabeth held the courage… Read More ›