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Fay Weldon

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Fay Weldon CBE FRSL is an award winning author, essayist and playwright. She was honoured for services to literature and is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

The Creation of a Female Writer
Is the novel an inherently feminine form? And is it a distinctive thing to be a female novelist or is that in itself a misogynistic idea? Focusing on the writing that best illustrates their careers, Tracy Chevalier, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen and Fay Weldon — with literary critic and token male Sam Leith — explore these and other questions such as: where do the voices in their fiction come from, and what does it give them (and take away)? Do they feel connected to fellow female novelists, liv...