“The Count”

ABSOLUTE DISPARITY.

For the WILLA debut, I thought I’d kick things off with two views. The “Best of 2009” looks at the gender distribution of several major book awards and prominent “best of” lists. I took my second cue from Ursula K Le Guin’s 1999 talk, “Award and Gender,” in which she tallied up the historical counts of many major literary awards; my “Historical Count” follows suit, revealing an imbalance, unfortunately, resembling her own.

–Amy King

p.s. Comments welcome & desired at the bottom of “The Count”…


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