It’s career suicide, colleagues tell me, to speak out against the literary establishment; they’ll smear you. But never mind. I’m too old and too invisible to said establishment to care. And I still believe, as Carol Hanisch wrote back in 1969when I was having my then three-year-old feet forced into stiff Mary Janes—that the personal is political.”

-Deborah Copaken Kogan


Deborah Copaken Kogan is a novelist whose most recent work, The Red Book, published by Hyperion, will be out in paperback on May 7, 2013.

Click Here to read Ms. Copakan Kogan’s recent article, My So-Called ‘Post-Feminist’ Life in Arts and Letters, which was published in the April 29th issue of The Nation.