Thursday, October 07, 2004

Woman wins Nobel prize for literature

You'd think that with the number of women writers over the years, this wouldn't be a big deal, but you'd be wrong. Austring novelist, poet, and playwrite, Elfriede Jelinek, is the first woman since 1996 to win the Nobel Prize for literature and only one of 10 women to ever win it. As this article of the announcement points out (requires free registration), the awards have been rather Eurocentric in recent years as well.

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