Irish Author Marian Keyes Calls out ‘Sexist Imbalance’ in Comic Fiction Prize

Irish Author Marian Keyes Calls out ‘Sexist Imbalance’ in Comic Fiction Prize

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Irish author Marian Keyes has called out the  Bollinger Wodehouse Prize, awarded for comic fiction, as the shortlist of sixty-two novels failed to include her newest release The Break, and has pointed out that in the eighteen years the prize has been running, it has been awarded to a female author just three times.    Speaking to an audience at the Hay literary festival, Keyes said that a “sexist imbalance” has resulted in the huge disparity. Keyes also said to BBC News Channel’s Talking Books show:   Say what you like about me, but my books are funny. What more can I do …