Biting The Hand: VIDA Women Discuss Their Selection For The Best American Series

We’ve arrived with the numbers for the Best American series, interested to see how women fare on the “Best American” front. Parity has eluded us again. Moreover, your work has appeared, at some point, in these anthologies, and now you’re playing for Team VIDA! While our goals are to point out imbalances, query and explore the implied bias, I’m wondering if you all feel a little conflicted, as though you’re biting the proverbial hand that feeds or, at least, has praised you? (more...)


The two essays VIDA features this month were occasioned by the Publisher’s Weekly (PW) list of the 10 Best Books of 2009 and were originally...