Literary fiction is a genre tremendously wide in scope. The term describes books that are character-centered and emphasize language and writing style, and as a result are considered to have "literary" value. Literary value is not limited to literary fiction books, however; genre-bending writers who blend literary elements with other genres include Margaret Atwood and Cormac McCarthy.
Literary fiction novels could be complex and experimental, and their endings are often inconclusive and ambiguous. Literary fiction titles that concern the multicultural experience have been growing in popularity, with award-winning titles from Junot Diaz, Zadie Smith, and Salman Rushdie in their midst. You can find other literary fiction representatives on the Pulitzer and National Book Award lists, as well as on The New York Times Book Review. Literary short fiction writers are often highlighted in The New Yorker.
If you write literary fiction, explore this genre to connect with other like-minded writers, workshop, and publish your book.