Editors predict feel-good reads will trump ‘pandemic lit’—for now

Editors predict feel-good reads will trump ‘pandemic lit’—for now

As the world adjusts to the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, many editors and agents are forecasting readers will be seeking solace in “uplifting” and “escapist” fiction, from soaring romances to gripping thrillers, in a bid for distraction in a post-Covid-19 world.

Orenda Books founder Karen Sullivan told The Bookseller: “It’s difficult to envision what will appeal post-Covid-19; however, the current trend for uplifting reads is bound to continue, with readers looking for distraction and escape from a fairly dire reality—warm humour, salvation, [stories of] unexpected succe...

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