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Fiction Anthology Refuses 'Chick Lit' Label

Sep 28, 2006 (Talk of the Nation)

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A new generation of women's writers has emerged and they disown the literary genre known as "chick lit." The editor and authors of a new anthology, This Is Not Chick Lit, offer their take on women's literature.

Guests:

Elizabeth Merrick, author of Girly, a novel; editor of the anthology This Is Not Chick Lit

Jennifer Egan, author of the novels The Invisible Circus and Look at Me, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2001; her story "Selling the General" appears in This Is Not Chick Lit

Cristina Henriquez, author of the short story collection Come Together, Fall Apart; her story, "Gabriella, My Heart" appears in the collection

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