Kathryn Trueblood - Portrait

On Chick-Lit – Kathryn Trueblood

Does the term “chick-lit” marginalize legitimate feminist writing?

Novelist Kathryn Trueblood addresses this question in her interview with Matt Briggs, Jack Straw Writers Program curator. Also in this podcast, Kathryn reads from her latest book, The Baby Lottery, which examines the personal politics of choice. Five women, friends at college, find their interlocking relationships strained when one of them, in her late thirties, decides to have an abortion after delaying the decision in the h opes that her husband will change his mind. The novel records the voices of her four friends as they struggle to bridge the gap between what they think they should feel and what they do feel.

Music by James Knapp, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.