Women don’t travel and write about it, or so the New Yorker’s Bill Buford might have us believe via the Best American Travel Writing 2010. Actually, the truth is that one of the 20 essays included is written by a woman. My bad.
We’re still watching what the rest of the 2010 “Best of American” series editors select…
But for the moment, I’ll give you one guess how many women have been interviewed for the Paris Review over the years (1950s to the present)! Ready to be shocked? Visit the horse’s mouth to find out for yourself!
What women writers would you interview? Suggestions? I’m all ears!
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.