Isolation, the ancients, LGBTQ and espionage among key Frankfurt trends

Isolation, the ancients, LGBTQ and espionage among key Frankfurt trends

A reimagined and revisionist ancient Rome and Greece, spy stories, LGBTQ themes and novels centring around characters who are trapped in isolation are the dominant trends in this year's hotlists (British literary agencies' top picks of the titles they are taking to the Frankfurt Book Fair).    

What effect the pandemic will have on writing has been a question almost as long as Covid-19 has been rampaging across the world. While few titles have addressed the coronavirus directly, there seems a clear psychological response to it this Frankfurt with a wave of books which feature characters cu...

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