Ursula K. Le Guin on writing genre fiction:

In the latest issue of Dave Langford’s excellent ‘zine Ansible, Ursula K. Le Guin responds to this quote:

“Michael Chabon has spent considerable energy trying to drag the decaying corpse of genre fiction out of the shallow grave where writers of serious literature abandoned it.”‘ Ruth Franklin (Slate, 8 May 2007)

Her answer is lengthy and hilarious. Read it!

NOTE: I originally posted the entire excerpt from Ansible, but have removed it as it has become clear that Le Guin did not intend it to be freely copied, as I mistakenly assumed. My apologies!

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