A Point of View

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A weekly reflection on a topical issue.

Female Fictions Sept. 2, 2022

Megan Nolan questions why women writers still struggle to be taken seriously. 'The appearance of the woman writer', she says, 'is often clumsily welded together with her work in an effort to make the two inseparable, or indeed to act as a sort of explanation of her work, that she is able to create it at all'. Megan discusses the pressures this imposes. Photo credit: Sophie Davidson Producer: Adele Armstrong Sound: Peter Bosher Production coordinator: Iona Hammond Editor: Penny Murphy


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