Hodgeblot

Authors

A 7 post collection


We're all genre readers now: Can we finally stop the tired "pixies and dragons" vs. literary fiction wars? - Salon.com

 •  Filed under Fiction, Fantasy, Authors, Literature

We’re all genre readers now: Can we finally stop the tired “pixies and dragons” vs. literary fiction wars? - Salon.com

The title is slightly sensational, and really, not accurate to the piece. This isn’t so much about genre vs. literary fiction as much as Ishiguro vs. Le Guin. Some interesting stuff here for fans of these writers. I can’t wait to read Ishiguro’s new book after reading this.

JK Rowling Holds a Mirror Up to Publishing

 •  Filed under Fiction, Writing, Publishing, Writers, Authors, Stories, Author

JK Rowling Holds a Mirror Up to Publishing

I particularly like this quote from this piece on the changes in publishing:

What we lost when we lost bookstores was the concentrated power of the bookseller to promote works of particular merit--personal recommendations drove sales.

The author goes on to note how this affects literary fiction more than other forms, which I agree with. This, too, will change in time. Especially as sites like Storybird (which I work on, full disclosure) find ways to bridge the gap between accessible and art.