Reclaim Her Name

Why a Campaign to ‘Reclaim’ Women Writers’ Names Is So Controversial

Recently the Women’s Prize for Fiction and Baileys launched Reclaim Her Name, a joint initiative honoring the literary award’s 25th anniversary. Billed as “finally giving female writers the credit they deserve,” the campaign centered on 25 classic and lesser-known works by authors who historically wrote under male pseudonyms.

Critics however say Reclaim Her Name fails to reflect the array of reasons authors chose to publish under male pseudonyms.

Read the article by Nora McGreevy in Smithsonian Magazine online now.