Murder She Wrote and Wrote

Murder fascinates women. We read more crime fiction than men, and we write more. Some of us go a step further and write literary fiction based on real crimes. U.S. writer Joyce Carol Oates suggests that “the most palatable fictions are those that aren’t really fictional but rather ‘facts’ audaciously reinvented in the language of gifted writers.” But what is it about certain crimes that inspire women to tell their stories?

 

Originally published in The Globe and Mail.

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