This story is more than a week old but I've still chosen to link it now because it's of particular interest to women who write about mothering. The Guardian recently took British writers Ali Smith and Toby Litt to task for characterizing the work of many women writers as "dull, depressed and domestic" in their introduction to New Writing 13, a collection of literary fiction they co-edited. Writers including AL Kennedy and Ursula K Le Guin -- and Ali Smith and Toby Litt themselves -- respond here, here, and here. Thanks again to Andi for the heads-up.
Women Writers: Dull? Depressed? Domestic?