The NY Times reports Katherine L. Milkeman created a series of analytical engines which determined the (largely male) editors of TNY tend to consistently select male writers (63%), who write about Christian characters (56%), on the topics of sex, children and travel (about 35%). The Times notes female editors were about as welcome at The New Yorker as they'd be at Augusta National Golf club. That seems unfair to me. TNY regularly publishes Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lampari, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Annie Proulx, etc. Bill Buford's writers seemed more interested in sex (or maybe Buford was more interested) than Charles McGrath's writers were, the article says.
The New Yorker
Edited by Rail Paul, 02 June 2004 - 01:34 PM.