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Has the Parent Plot Ousted the Marriage Plot in Contemporary Fiction?

When my wife and I were expecting our first child, a friend described it as “the ultimate deadline.” Many writers I’ve known since have determined to finish their books before a baby arrives. Some do, of course, but the deadline wasn’t so ultimate in my own case. I was five years into my first... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-05 09:49:10 UTC ]
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Ignore, focus or avoid? How authors are tackling COVID-19

Many of us enjoy getting lost in historical novels, often set in periods of history when great change was taking place. Contemporary fiction is usually less rooted in a specific time – often focusing on the miniate of human existence or the fallout from smaller, personal events. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-28 18:42:52 UTC ]
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Oneworld signs Frances Macken debut about complex female friendships

Oneworld has bought a debut novel from Irish writer Frances Macken, billed as “a major voice in contemporary fiction”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-30 07:19:30 UTC ]
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MCB acquires magical MG by Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay’s next book for Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) will be a contemporary fiction novel about two single parents who bring their children together in a mysterious, ivy-covered house. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Desperate Housewives of Contemporary Fiction 

This week on the Culture Gabfest’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Slate book critic Laura Miller discusses her recent article on the resurgence of housewives in contemporary fiction. Laura recommends three new books that give the old trope a 21st-century makeover and discusses the big question: What... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2016-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Booker 'shows contemporary fiction in vogue'

The 2014 Man Booker shortlist shows that “contemporary fiction is of the moment”,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-09-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Remembering Literary Agent Deborah Rogers

The book world has been stunned by the sudden death of Deborah Rogers, co-founder of Roger, Coleridge & White, and a woman who was midwife to some of contemporary fiction’s most significant authors. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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