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Lindy West’s Shrill To Be Adapted For Hulu Series

The Hulu series adaptation of Lindy West’s Shrill will be developed by Saturday Night Live‘s Lorne Michaels and Aidy Bryant. The adaptation is described as the story of a fat young woman who wants to change her life, but not her body. Shrill, the book, is West’s humorous feminist memoir.

Gender Inequities In Publishing

Books by women authors are priced 45% less than those of their male counterparts, according to a study of more than two million books published in North America between 2002 and 2012. And publishers paid authors with identifiably female names 9% less than authors with male names. No surprises, but disappointing as ever.

Successful Adult Literacy Program Shuts Down Due To Lack Of Funding

Quick Reads has distributed almost five million books to prisons, hospitals, and workplaces since its 2005 launch, and has been credited with helping thousands of adults learn to read. But the program is shutting down after losing funding from supporters, including Arts Council England. Authors have responded to the news by offering donations to keep it going, but the program needs long-term sponsorship.


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