Thursday, September 2, 2010
Literary Fiction Is From Mars; Commercial Fiction Is From Venus
A recent interview with bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner highlighted this issue. What started out, I think, as a basic complaint about why commercial fiction is not more widely reviewed (if at all) in mainstream publications like the New York Times turned into a much broader discussion about women's fiction and the role gender plays in literary criticism. Very timely. And perhaps long overdue.
Fair or not? What do you think?