Tagged: literary fiction

Authors hit back at Self's claim 'the novel is doomed'

Authors have hit back at writer Will Self's assertion that the novel is “doomed to become a marginal cultural form”. Read more

Jilly Cooper believes literary fiction should not receive state funding

Author Jilly Cooper has said that literary fiction should not receive state support, arguing instead that the money would be better spent on the declining... Read more

Literary fiction under threat, ACE report concludes

Arts Council England has pledged to engage with more bookshops, fund more writers and lobby the government to provide tax relief to independent publishers following a report... Read more

New lit fic imprint for S&S US

Simon & Schuster in the US has launched a new literary fiction imprint called Scout Press. The list will launch with literary agent Bill Clegg’s... Read more

Politicians in fiction - an unhappy marriage

 William Thacker on the relationship between writers and politicians.   Read more

Return to satire: Jonathan Coe

Jonathan Coe discusses Expo 58, "really one of the most British books I have written" Read more

Meg Wolitzer: being interesting

Meg Wolitzer's latest novel The Interestings weighs up teenage dreams against adult reality Read more

Roddy Doyle's Guts

Roddy Doyle on revisiting The Commitments' Jimmy Rabbitte in his new novel The Guts Read more

Gill Hornby: Creating a Buzz

Gill Hornby, sister of Nick, tells us about her first novel The Hive, which she descibes as 'Mean Girls for mums' Read more

How British fiction breaks the rules

How British novelists from Sterne to Self changed prose forever Read more

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