7 Authors Who Prove Men Can Write Women Well

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This year, so much attention has fallen on the gender divide in the publishing world. From Coverflip to gender balance in reviews to Rachel Posner "accused" of writing like a man (or just writing well), some people seem to have the idea that women write books for and about women while men write (more important books) for and about men. And women should maybe read the men's books, but no one need bother with "chick lit."

This, of course, is ridiculous. Not only can women write perfectly excellent books about anyone and for anyone, but men can do the same. Here we have seven amazing books by male authors who manage to do an excellent job with their female protagonists.

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