P.S. This week is Forgotten Story Collections on Friday.
Near the end of this piece, the author says that without some sort of institutional support only the trashy and brilliant books will survive.
Do you think this will be the case? Is the midlist or middle-brow book disappearing from our shelves as we speak? Richard Wheeler thinks so. So do I. Do we know any writers that write for readers who want neither genre, junk, or literary novels anymore? I would categorize Anna Quindlen as such. Do genre writers escape this label? There used to be so many-Michener, for example