How Zombies and Superheroes Conquered Highbrow Fiction, article.
I've long been a bit puzzled and slightly dismayed by the sharp segregation between "genre" writings and "literature", where the latter strictly was about "real" people with "real" lives. In other words, ad executives struggling with difficult relationships with their father who is dying of cancer, and other riveting stuff, not. So it is nice to see these artificial walls finally beginning to crumble.
The self-professed hi literati has traditionally seen anything with SF or fantasy aspects as being "genre" and second-rate at best, not worthy of serious consideration on any level. This is stupid in the extreme, both on the face of it, and looking at the fact that many of the most classic and revered writings are SF or fantasy, Shakespeare has ghosts, Jules Verne wrote SF, Mark Twain wrote about conversations with the devil and speculated about the reality of the universe, Dante visited Hell and Heaven, Dracula and Frankenstein are amongst the most classic books ever written, and so on.