Thanks for reading and taking the time to respond Sarah.
I think Harry Potter will be read in the future too. I picked immensely popular books because in the past books which were hugely popular have died with their times. Like Marie Corelli or the guy who wrote Varny the Vampire.
I have been surprised that what came out the post about classics I wrote was gender politics. I just picked popular novels and was surprised when someone pointed out my article was full of women writers; where are the immensely successful male authors?
Although I still maintain with fiction it shouldn’t matter. I enjoyed your article too by the way, and it made me think. Rowling’s a woman and she created Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Serius Black and Harry Potter…and then I remembered that Rowling’s gender is less important than her ability to tell a good story: is that a sexist thing to say? I hope not.
Thank you again for sharing your article, and for reading and responding to mine.