So I am obsessed with Entertainment Weekly and I love how much coverage they give to books and especially YA books. This week when I was on their site I saw an interesting article about gender in the literary world talking about how it's still a man's world when it comes to literary journals, check out the article HERE This gave me the idea for a talk about gender in the YA world. I think that in the entire publishing industry men may dominate the other genre's but as far YA goes I think it it is definitely dominated by females.
I have looked at some of the male authors in YA that I have read and I am really sad to say that I have only read two male authors, Scott Westerfeld and John Green. I think it is odd that both of these books have female main characters, I am now interested in expanding my reading and getting into some more male YA authors because when I think of the hundreds of books that I have read and its still hard to believe that they are all female authors.
If you are like me and want to read some more male authors I created a little list of books that you can look into.
Partials Sequence By: Dan Wells
Gone Series By: Michael Grant
Mrs. Peregrine's Children By: Ransom Riggs
The Maze Runner By: James Dashner
Ashfall series By: Mike Mullin
Lorien Legacy By: Pittacus Lore
Stand Alone Authors
Why do you think there are so few male authors in the YA genre? Let me know in the comments!