Last night literary blogger Edward Champion looked back at The Bat Segundo Show archives for 2011, revealing that he had 28 male guests and 27 female guests on his literary podcast last year.
What do you think–does the literary world have a gender imbalance? Last year VIDA released a report about the gender balance among writers at literary magazines.
For comparison, Champion also counted the gender balance at other literary outlets. Among the sites he studied were The Nervous Breakdown, Bookworm and the Washington Post. We’ve collected the results in a Storify post below…
- David Baldacci, Tony Robbins, & Anna Dewdney Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- George W. Bush, Stephen King, & Raina Telgemeier Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Jeff Kinney, Michael Connelly, & Diane Muldrow Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Amy Poehler, Anne Rice, & Jan Brett Debut On the Indie Bestseller List