Happy 150th, Edith Wharton!

Edith Wharton, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature, was born on January 24, 1862, 150 years ago today. ...more
@WandaShapiro That TOTALLY counts! ;-)more

Jennifer Egan Wins Pulitzer Prize, Commits Girl-on-Girl Crime

When I found out that Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad, I was thrilled. Girl power! That lasted about two minutes until someone pointed me to a Wall Street Journal post in which she calls chick-lit genre writing banal and derivative and that her advice to young writers is to aim higher. Oh goody, some literary girl-on-girl crime. ...more

* Sigh *

Two steps forward...three steps back...more

"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman."

As I was tidying the yard with my husband this afternoon, I was thinking about the wonderful Virginia Wolff quote - "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman" - perhaps because half of the six Pulitzer Prizes for drama and letters, which were announced on Monday, went to women. ...more