British readers prefer dead white male authors, according to study

According to a study by the Royal Society of Literature, readers prefer the work of white authors to the work of black, Asian or minority ethnic authors.

Out of the 2,000 people that took part in the study only 7% of the authors mentioned were from a minority background.

In this survey, which is the first of its kind, 81% of the respondents said they liked literature that promoted empathy.

Poets and authors have said that readers are crying out for more diversity in literature.

source: The Guardian


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