Percent of Translations Originally Written by Women, 2008-2019


I was planning on posting one of these each week with next to no context, but just to explain what’s above, this is a year-by-year breakdown of the percentage of works of fiction in translation originally written by men, by women, and anthologies including both genders. The biggest gap was in 2008 (54.61% between men and women) and putting aside 2019 (incomplete data! small sample size!), the smallest gap was in 2018 (28.57%).

Things are getting better . . . relatively speaking.

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