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Women's Review of Books

Established in 1983 by editor Linda Gardiner, The Women's Review of Books is an academic journal encompassing new books emerging from women's studies and creative writing by women. Its unique perspective and coverage have made it essential reading for feminists and scholars working in interdisciplinary fields. The Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College has recognized the Review‘s importance, given the mainstream media's failure to bring forward the work of women writers and reviewers.

Gardiner started the publication to fill a gap. Most book reviewers in the 1980s were men. They reviewed books written by men and published by major houses. Women reviewers, as well as books written by women, were absent from book review sections in national newspapers, journals, and specific review ...

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