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Ballard the Feminist

Author: • Jul 31st, 2005 •

Category: Ballardosphere, non-fiction, sexual politics

JG Ballard, the author of Crash and Empire Of The Sun, said the demand for female fiction was in complete contrast to the 1960s when men were the main buyers of novels. excerpted from the Telegraph, 24/7/05.

JG BALLARD SAYS: “I think 30 years ago, men were the main buyers of novels because they had the spending power and women did not. That of course has changed,” he said.

“Women readers now outnumber men and they tend to seek out writers who know their own world at first hand. Women tend to find a lot of male writers boyish, macho and a little too interested in violence. The believe their books are too dependent on quick thrills.”

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