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Talent is not always discovered early; sometimes it takes time. Mary Shelley and Helen Oyeyemi were discovered before they were thirty, but what about those like Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison? They really became known when they were older, after years of hard work. Here we have, then, “young geniuses” and “old masters.” There is…(Read More)

The real problem here is not that few women write, it’s that few women are represented in the literary world. We’ve all heard of legends like Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Octavia Butler, but they’re often fighting for space on bookshelves and syllabi with William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, William Faulkner…(Read More)