Rebecca Traister, author of Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women answers five questions from…Continue
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Deborah Siegel thinks in public about the through-lines in her writing and asks, what are the through-lines in YOUR work?
I’ve been thinking a lot about gender of…Continue
In the debut of the new She Writes column Women in Translation, Jean Casella writes about the obstacles many international women must overcome simply to write--and offers one stunning…Continue
Susan Conley's memoir, The Foremost Good Fortune, traces her years as a Western mom in Beijing, where she also contends with breast cancer. It will come out with Knopf on February 8th.
Amy Chua raised the hackles of a whole legion of American moms when she dreamed up the title of her recent incendiary Wall Street Journal essay, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.” She touched…Continue
I'm so very happy and pleased to be writing to you today to tell you about some exciting new developments here at She Writes.
As you know, since our launch on June 29, 2009, we have grown into a thriving community of more than 13,000 women (and men) from around the world. The diversity…Continue
It is a strange feeling to publish a novel and have it take on a life of its own. The Washington Post ran a story yesterday profiling my novel Wench, a story that explores the complexities of the sexual relationships that existed between slave women and white men. It mentions the people who have shared their own family histories of such unions in the context of reading the book. I do not know much about my own family's slave history, so I never imagined that such…Continue
Journalist Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives, answers five questions from …Continue
Deborah Siegel pauses at the entrance of the writing cave and invites She Writers inside.
I have a confession. I’m superstitious as a baseball player. Though I’ve published two of them already, I’m afraid to say “my next book” in public. The reasons I’m afraid to say this,…
1. Help us welcome our 13,000th member, Saundra Goldman by leaving a comment on her profile…Continue
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Sarah Glazer discovers a lot of great books and movies won’t come out of copyright this year and wonders if a century is too long to protect them.Continue
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It's Deborah here and I have a confession to make. I’ve been turning away, not wanting to look in full view at the tragedy in Tucson, not willing to truly let it all in. I’ve been preoccupied with “other things.” But after yesterday’s funeral for the youngest victim, Christina Taylor Green, that’s no…Continue
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I am sure you have heard the news that one publisher is altering the Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn-- by removing the racial epithet "nigger" and replacing it with "slave." I think the move is good-hearted, but wrong-headed.
The editors of NewSouth say it's an effort to help Huckleberry Finn,…