Readers set to retreat to utopia and nostalgia in 2017

Readers set to retreat to utopia and nostalgia in 2017

The spectre of Donald Trump and Brexit will have a big influence on book trends in 2017, publishers and agents have predicted, with opportunities in non-fiction to explore the new world politics, and “utopian” fiction acquisitions catering for those who require some escapism.

The seismic political implications of Trump being elected as US president last month, and the UK vote to leave the European Union in June will have a ripple effect on editors’ buying decisions and the public’s reading tastes, professionals in the trade have told The Bookseller.

Suzanne Baboneau, m.d. of the adult div...

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