In accordance with an oft-quoted quote study by romance bookstore The torn bodice, in 2022 12.3% of novels printed final 12 months have been written by authors of shade. I am proud to share the AAR’s 2022 numbers for evaluations of books written by non-white authors — we have labored, over the previous 5 years, to make our evaluations extra numerous. (Observe that these evaluations aren’t restricted to books printed in 2022 – listed below are the numbers of the books we noticed once more in 2022.)
In 2022, AAR printed 337 e-book evaluations. Of those, 35% have been DIKS. 19% of our evaluations featured books written by authors of shade and eight% of our DIKs have been written by authors of shade.
We additionally continued to solidly cowl non-het books. 23% of our evaluations featured queer leads, as did 9% of our DIKs.
Books written by and/or that includes non-white and/or non-straight folks have been properly represented in our Best Book Lists of 2022 Additionally.
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