From best-selling novels to becoming highly watched movies like Before I Go to Sleep, The Girl on the Train and even the latest show, Big Little Lies, every single one of them has a common topic, which is women being dangerously overpowered by men. Presence of violence against women in fiction has become so common, that a new award is being created for the best thriller “in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered”.
Author, screenwriter and founder of the Staunch book prize, Bridget Lawless announced that entries will be accepted for the award next month. Honoring the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the winner of the prize will be disclosed on November, 25. Bridget isn’t just funding the prize, but will also be an integral part of the judging panel. She will also be joined by Doon Mackichan, who recently created a BBC Radio 4 documentary, named Body Count Rising, which also focuses on the staggering rate of violence against women… Read More