Feminist dystopias a 'key fiction trend for 2018'

Feminist dystopias a 'key fiction trend for 2018'

Editors are tipping "lush" historical fiction and literary dystopias with a feminist flavour to take the charts by storm this year, with the success of titles such as Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (Vintage) and Naomi Alderman's The Power (Viking) demonstrating an increasing appetite for books with strong central female characters.

Noting the groundswell of interest in female-led stories triggered by the #MeToo movement, trade figures are predicting that readers will be hungry for literature that reacts to our current times, or else that offers reassurance and the chance to escape i...

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