"I have observed that male writers tend to get asked what they think and women what they feel. In my experience, and that of a lot of other women writers, all of the questions coming at them from interviewers tend to be about how lucky they are to be where they are – about luck and identity and how the idea struck them. The interviews much more seldom engage with the woman as a serious thinker, a philosopher, as a person with preoccupations that are going to sustain them for their lifetime."
— Eleanor Catton has been getting a lot of press for being the youngest author ever to win the Man Booker prize, but in The Guardian she claims that the new fame is a mixed blessing that often brings up sexism. (via millionsmillions)