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June 28th, 2006
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Date:July 4th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
A couple of observations on the original post:

1. The effect of taking out some of the best women thriller authors might be very significant. You could run some more statistics to quantify the effect, if you have some idea of the numbers involved (how many thriller writers are there, how many are women, how many were judges). The smaller the number of women thriller writers, the greater the effect of removing even a small number at the upper end of the curve.

2. Next year will undoubtedly be different, if only because there will be an increased bias to select women authors in order to avoid repeating the controversy.

3. Women own the strongest-selling genre in fiction today (romance), so why is it so bad if a smaller market is still male-dominated? Never mind. ;-)
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