Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Autumn 2018 Gender Stats

Hello there!

Just to let you know, I've updated my list of original German hardcover Belletristik (fiction, poetry, essays, and I think I included one collection of plays) in a selection of publishers' catalogues, counting up writers by gender. It is of course disheartening reading, with 54 books by women coming out at the same time as 90 written by men. That's 37.5% women, up half a percentage point from autumn 2016. As usual, genre fiction leans towards women, with dtv bringing out 7 female-authored and only 3 male-authored books this autumn, for instance. Literary fiction catalogues (Suhrkamp 2:10, Fischer 1:5, Diogenes 0:5, Hanser 1:4, KiWi 3:8, and so on) tend to do the opposite, heavily favouring men.

Here's something that certainly cheered me up, though: Hanser Berlin is publishing an anthology of women writing in German about sex and power, edited by Lina Muzur, on 23 July. Featuring Fatma Aydemir, Antonia Baum, Kristine Bilkau, Heike-Melba Fendel, Nora Gomringer, Annett Gröschner, Anna Katharina Hahn, Helene Hegemann, Margarita Iov, Mercedes Lauenstein, Juliane Liebert, Anna Prizkau, Annika Reich, Anke Stelling, Margarete Stokowski, Jackie Thomae and Julia Wolf. At least we have that.


2 comments:

Sam Davis said...

Guten Morgen, ich Bin Sam,

Thank you so much for taking effort to share such a useful information. I will definitely share my online portal PHP Web Development Company .

PHP Web Development Company
Aapthi Technologies
Web Development Company

Miss Tina said...

We respect the trust which our clients have had on us and our Top Escorts in Karachi along these lines agreeing to that we have held their names under the window decoration. Karachi escorts Regardless, through these comments, we are to a great degree happy with our accomplishments and should need to keep this going for some more years. Reasons why our client base values our administrations and VIP show escorts Karachi and Call Girls in Karachi. Escorts in Karachi Purchaser dependability is our best need. We have reliable sorted out our clients monstrously and endeavored to keep up their attentiveness in the most master of conduct.