For her witty and clear-eyed writing on popular culture and literature, Sophie Gilbert has been named a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. A employees author at The Atlantic since 2016, Gilbert has explored gender norms, feminism, magnificence tradition, motherhood, and extra with ethical readability and an inimitable voice. Revisiting Game of Thrones 10 years after it debuted, she argued that the present’s portrayals of sexual violence nonetheless affect the small display. Rape on TV, she wrote, remains to be “the Klaxon for supposed narrative fearlessness, the device that humanizes ‘difficult’ women and adds supposed texture to vulnerable ones.” And about Season 3 of Succession, she famous, memorably: “The marriage between Shiv Roy and Tom Wambsgans is, at this point, built on mutual ambition and cold white wine, and the wine at least has turned poisonously sour.” Read extra of Gilbert’s work:
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