Why you need to read… Pilger + Waldman

Eat My Heart Out - Zoe Pilger
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P - Adele Waldman

These short-ish novels are a perfect pair in a minor genre ‘Feminist Fiction of 2014′. Both novels are romantic and humorous as opposed to mantras or rants, bringing up feminism from unique angles. Pilger looks at inter-generational feminism and in many ways debates the importance of many old feminist values whilst Waldman views women through the eyes of a male who regards himself as liberal and progressive. Waldman brings up stark gender inequalities that are underplayed despite being a part of everyday life. Pilger studies the multi-sided struggles of a young woman and how feminist ideology alters her actions. These are chick-lits of the highest order.