On Tides, Turning

September 13th, 2007 · 2 Comments
by Kassia Krozser

Henry Sutton, chair of judges for the fiction section of the awards and literary editor of the Daily Mirror, said he was “surprised and saddened” when he realised that no men had made the grade to even reach the shortlist for the category. “I was shocked when I realised that all three were women,” he said. “I’ve never believed in a difference of the sexes when it comes to literary talent, but there does seem to be a broader appeal in what women are writing than men.”

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  • Karen // Sep 14, 2007 at 11:46 am

    Surprised and saddened? Male writers just can’t catch a break …

  • Ann Frantz // Sep 15, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    Odd, that a dearth of male entrants upsets the judge of this contest. Were the tables turned, would the same lament be heard? Women have struggled to be taken seriously as writers; now that they are, it should not be upsetting to see them claim the top spots now and then. It’s not “us vs. them,” it’s just a winning day for the gals’ team.