Prize-Winning Female Authors Respond to Questions About Gender Gap

The Huffington Post

by Zoe Triska

MT: I am profoundly grateful that this award exists and that it is being given to me. But if my writing could only succeed as “women’s writing”—if I didn’t measure it by all the standards I subject any work of art to, and expect it to be taken seriously by anyone, if it is, solely because it’s good—I don’t think the Jaffe committee would have thought it was worthy of support. [continue]