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#Women Writers

# women-writers - Monday 22 July, 2013

Column: Why did JK Rowling feel the need to use a pseudonym?

It’s been revealed that the Harry Potter creator used a male pseudonym and is in fact the author of a new mystery crime novel – but Michelle Jackson writes that it is sad Rowling had to do that to achieve critical acclaim.

# women-writers - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Column: Why Irish ‘chick lit’ is the true barometer of our time

Following in the footsteps of Maeve Binchy, Irish female authors are capturing what really matters to people today, writes novelist Michelle Jackson.

# women-writers - Thursday 2 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge No woman writer will ever be my equal, says author VS Naipaul Women Writers

No woman writer will ever be my equal, says author VS Naipaul

“I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not. I think [it is] unequal to me,” said the Booker Prize winner.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Consumers warned to wash their salads as ecoli outbreak spreads; Britain prepares for a heatwave as Ireland gets its woollies out; and why one Booker prize winner believes he’s better than any woman writer.