Saturday, December 5, 2009

Best of the best

It's nice to see that the NY Times 10 best books of 2009 list includes four women out of five for fiction, and two out five for non-fiction. On other prominent best of 2009 lists, there has been a notable lack of women, as for instance, on the Publisher's Weekly list: ten out of ten men. And then the National Book Awards: four white guys. Now don't get me wrong, I have nothing against white guys. Some of my best friends are white guys. But come on, seriously.

2 comments:

  1. I prefer yellow guys...oh, and so do you! Saw that list in the Times. I am so woefully behind in my reading I am ashamed to admit I wasn't familiar with one book...don't be hatin'

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