FIGES, Kate. British. Genres: Women's studies and issues. Career: Journalist and author. Mail on Sunday (newspaper), London, England, books editor for You magazine. Publications: Because of Her Sex: The Myth of Equality for Women in Britain, 1994; (with J. Zimmerman) Life after Birth: What Even Your Friends Won't Tell You about Motherhood, 2001. EDITOR: The Best of Cosmopolitan Fiction, 1991; The Cosmopolitan Book of Short Stories, 1995; (Selector and author of intro) The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories, 1996; Childhood (anthology), 1998. Contributor to newspapers. Address: c/o The Guardian, 119 Farringdon Rd., London EC1R 3ER, England.