The New York Times Book Review, 5 May 2019!
Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya nytimes. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. Male writers are also much more likely to recommend books by other men than those by women. This year, the Emilia Report — which examined the gender gap for authors and is named after Emilia Bassano , one of the first professional female writers in Shakespearean England — compared how newspapers covered 10 male and female writers in the same market and found that the men received 56 percent of review coverage.
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It is perhaps not a major publishing plot twist that, almost two years after the MeToo movement burst into public consciousness and began to change the conversation around gender, power and who gets a seat at what table; a year and a half after women in pop culture, sports and Hollywood began speaking up about equal opportunity; and at a time when there are more women in Congress than ever before, proving they can be just as belligerent and forceful as their male colleagues, the traditionally male-dominated world of the thriller has been ceding ground to a different kind of hero ine. For so long, after all, the most chart-busting thriller novels were the province of the robotic but moral special ops guy, the dissolute unshaven detective, the beefy brawler with a soul. For so long the ads in the subways and in newspapers touted boldface names like Jack Reacher, Gabriel Allon and Harry Bosch. Even J. Rowling adopted a male pseudonym, Robert Galbraith, to write her post-Potter adult thriller series, which centers on a disabled male private eye called Cormoran Strike.