Video: The VIDA Count and Gender Bias in Book Reviewing

by David Varno | Jun-08-2013

For the past three years, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts has been conducting a count of how many of the books reviewed by prominent publications were written by women and by men, and how many of the book reviews were assigned to female and male reviewers. The lopsided results have helped begin a conversation about gender bias in the literary world. On May 29th, the NBCC held a panel to address these issue for book critics and editors. The panel was moderated by Laurie Muchnick, and featured (from left to right) Rob Spillman, Kathryn Schulz, Erin Belieu, Pamela Paul, and Meg Wolitzer.

This video was produced by the Center for Fiction, where the panel was held after the NBCC membership meeting.

 




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