No Women Authors for Oprah: White Males Oprah’s Choice

Oprah’s Million Dollar Touch hasn’t touched White female or ethnic authors lately – apparently not since 2004:


Off-topic question: do you even remember Oprah’s last name these days?

…fifteen years later and sixty-four book selections after those first selections, Oprah’s book club authors are starting to look the same: white and male. Oprah’s Book Club hasn’t selected a novel written by a woman since 2004, and out of the twenty most recent selections, only three authors of color exist: Uwern Akpan, Gabriel García Márquez and Sidney Poitier. With the show ending its storied run after this year, the fact absence of more female authors is a glaring omission.