Artistic Licence: The facts about Maeve's fiction

Did you feel it last week? The flickerings of anger?

4th August, 2012
'It bothered me that Roddy Doyle, in his newspaper column on Binchy, appeared to file her fiction in a female-only category'.

Did you feel it last week? The flickerings of anger?

It came in the past few days when several reporters, writing about the passing of the wonderful novelist Maeve Binchy, decided to brand her style of fiction 'chick-lit', not seeming to realise or care that it was a diminution.

Tweeters complained about the term having been used. Radio contributors - including Sheila O'Flanagan on Morning Ireland - also expressed their annoyance. When publications such as...

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