"The categories by which we value fiction are skewed male, and this creates a very destructive disconnect between the critical establishment and the predominantly female readership of novels. That's inarguable."-Jonathan Franzen, on the "Franzenfreude" controversy. [Guardian]
A modest proposal: in addition to using platforms like Jezebel to comment about the whole "Franzenfreude" controversy, we should use it to promote female writers who have written novels that are literary and epic and awesome, but for whatever reason do not get the front cover of TIME.
I'm sure everyone here has one female author that she think is criminally under- or unknown. I'll start: Mary Doria Russell, author of The Sparrow.