onsdag den 8. april 2009

Wednesday´s Extra

Bernd (Internationale Krimis), blogging in German about crime fiction, has taken up my April theme "Crime for All" in a post about American author Jenny Siler who writes spy novels - using the pen name of Alex Carr.

Why?
"I´ve been in too many situations where male readers have explicitly told me they don´t read women authors, period."

For further exploration of the theme see Barbara´s new post: all kinds of krimi for alle.

OnsdagsEkstra
Bernd (Internationale Krimis), som blogger på tysk om krimier, har taget mit april-tema "Krimi for Alle" op i et indlæg om den amerikanske forfatter Jenny Siler, som også skriver spionromaner - under pseudonymet Alex Carr.

Og hendes begrundelse?
"Jeg har været i for mange situationer hvor mandlige læsere har sagt lige ud at de ikke læser kvindelige forfattere, punktum."

Barbara Fister har også taget temaet op til diskussion i sit indlæg "all kinds of krimi for alle".


5 kommentarer:

Barbara sagde ...

I thought her book The Prince of Bagram Prison was stunningly good. I reviewed it for Mystery Scene - then had a friend with similar tastes say it didn't work for her. It's a pretty complex narrative, but oh, parts of it (including the ending scene) are just beautifully done.

Too bad she feels she has to write for men too stupid to read women. At least her books aren't dumbed down.

Dorte H sagde ...

"Too bad she feels she has to write for men too stupid to read women."
Barbara, I agree. I haven´t read her but I wanted to take up Bernd´s point & show my readers that apparently the gender discussion did not just end in the 70s.

krimileser sagde ...

Too bad she feels she has to write for men too stupid to read women. At least her books aren't dumbed down.

Eh, she does not write for men. Woman wouldn't read her books, as good as they are, even if she were an alien, therefore she optimized her name according to her target audience:-).

Dorte H sagde ...

Bernd, that may be different interpretations of the same thing ;)
But perhaps she should try to write for alien? At least I have decided that if I come across one of her books I´ll give her a try.

krimileser sagde ...

Sure, Dorte it is the same thing. That was the point.