The Rise of Feminist Dystopian Fiction

I’m really thrilled that my new novel “Before She Sleeps” is considered part of a “growing canon of female-centered science fiction looks at questions of gender inequality, misogyny and institutionalized sexism.”

Here are two recent articles about this new canon of feminist dystopian fiction, the first in the New York Times, by book reporter Alexandra Alter:
How Feminist Dystopian Fiction Is Channeling Women’s Anger and Anxiety – The New York Times

And the second in the Atlantic, by Sophie Gilbert:

The Remarkable Rise of Feminist Dystopia

Both articles line up the powerhouses of women-centered dystopian fiction, like Margaret Atwood, Louise Erdrich and Joyce Carol Oates, and its new practitioners: Naomi Alderman, Sophie Mackintosh, Leni Zumas, Christina Dalcher. My new novel Before She Sleeps is in there too, as dystopian fiction written from/in the Middle East and South Asia.

Both pieces are very good roundups that have depth because they tie this new wave of writing to modern-day political movements, #MeToo, the Kavanaugh nomination, and the rollback of women’s reproductive rights.