Despite recent softening views, there is still a specific type of novel readers envision when they think of serious literary fiction. These books, the same that fill literary prize shortlists, tend to be lengthy, concerned with the breakdown of the nuclear family, and, most importantly, set in the real world. Unless, they were written by Ursula K Le Guin.
Fortunately for readers, two new books debuted on Tuesday, The Unreal and the Real and The Found and the Lost (both by Saga Press). The Complete Orsinia (Library of America) was released 6 September and Words are My Matter (Small Beer Press) was released 19 September. It’s a season of celebrating Le Guin’s versatility and respect for all genres.
Read more at The Guardian.