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Thursday, October 20, 2005

N.B., Conde Nast

"I'd rather have no magazine to myself than have a magazine called 'Mixed Race Girls.'"

Zadie Smith on Fresh Air, adding that when White Teeth first came out, people sniveled that the only reason it got good reviews was that her pic was sent with the MS, and she's all purty-like. Says Zadie, "That would never happen to male writers, even pretty male writers, and there are a lot of them!"

1 comment:

femme feral said...

It's true that women writers, esp. successful women writers, are subjected to discussions about their looks and body size. I can't even count the number of times I've read a female writer described as "petite" or "large boned." yuck.

also, there was this item in bookslut a few days ago: http://www.bookslut.com/blog/archives/2005_10.php#006956