It would be remiss of me not to mention short stories as an extremely relevant and vital literary fiction form. This is not to say that all short stories are literary fiction because short stories carry their own genres like books do.
Ursula Le Guin
When women first entered the profession of writing and publishing they did so under an alias because it was frowned upon to have women write, let alone be successful at it. Today if a woman chooses to use a pseudonym she does so for privacy or because she writes
The 75 year old writer of novels, children’s books, poetry, non-fiction, translations, and essays has received numerous awards for her writing. Ursula took time from her writing schedule to share a bit about her writing life and the art of writing.