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Sexual violence is a regular occurrence in both the TV show and Martin's books

Ali Smith has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015

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Having missed out on the Booker and the

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Novels written from female perspective far less likely to win awards than books offering a man's view of the world, says research

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