ACE report on literary fiction 'a wake-up call'

ACE report on literary fiction 'a wake-up call'

Arts Council England’s report into the crisis in literary fiction should serve as a “wake up call” to the industry which needs to “radically rethink” how it presents the genre, the chief executive of Curtis Brown has warned.

Literary agent Jonny Geller has said all those involved in championing UK culture both here and abroad should sit up and take notice of the research – which revealed the outlook for literary fiction in the UK was “negative” following a plummet in sales, prices and advances for the genre, and with the ability of authors to make a living “substantially eroded”.

“I hope ...

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