The Village Voice reports on a new study out of Brown University that finds The New York Times Book Review is biased against women.
The New York Times Book Review overwhelmingly favors books and book reviews written by men, according to a new study from Brown University. Over the course of a year, the study reveals, 72 percent of all books reviewed in the NYTBR were written by men, and 66 percent of all reviews also carried a male byline. In other words, the most influential venue in the publishing world showcases male authors and reviewers by an average of two to one.
The article achieves some unintended hilarity when Charles McGrath, pressed for comment, suggests "more books are written by men than by women."
And here I thought the Times was only biased against the interesting, the thought-provoking and the lively ...