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It is easier to win major literary awards by writing a lead character who is a man, Booker Prize-winning authors warn

posted on 09 Jul 2018

hilary_mantel__banner-1__9701.jpgIt is easier to win major literary awards by writing a lead character who is a man, Booker Prize-winning authors have suggested, as they warn the tendency to laud with male protagonists is “concerning”.

Dame Hilary Mantel, the only woman to have won the Man Booker Prize twice for the first two novels of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, said it “might be observed” that her award success came easier for having a male protagonist than if she had been writing about a woman.

Read the full article in The Telegraph