This past election year, the women’s vote has made headlines over and over, and women’s issues have turned into major political debate. That attention has brought women into the spotlight in a variety of ways, including through literature. We’ll meet a Vanity Fair contributing editor who is not only a book critic for a women’s magazine, but who writes stories about women as well. Elissa Schappell joins us to talk about writing for and about women, but also about women’s role in society today and in the political landscape. Originally Aired 9/24/2012.
Elissa Schappell - Contributing editor and Hot Type book columnist at Vanity Fair and the author of Blueprints for Building Better Girls. She’s also the co-founder and editor-in-large of Tin House magazine