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 novel […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-05 09:49:10 UTC ]
News tagged with: #ultimate deadline #marriage plot #contemporary fiction #baby arrives #deadline wasn #first novel

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Has the Parent Plot Ousted the Marriage Plot in Contemporary Fiction?'


How Contemporary Novelists Are Confronting Climate Collapse in Fiction

This year marks the sixth anniversary of the 2015 Paris Agreement, an international accord that marks the first time nearly every nation on Earth promised to tackle the climate crisis. The goals set by that agreement, however, have not been met. As the climate crisis worsens, more novelists than... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-24 08:53:41 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #novelists #climate crisis #year marks #contemporary novelists


Soft Science Fiction: 15 Classic and Contemporary Must Read Books

Soft science fiction focuses on the social sciences, is more philosophical in approach, and explores the important social issues of our time. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-21 10:36:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #science fiction #social sciences #read books


The fiction writers saw it coming: The plot of ‘The End of October’ feels all too real

Lawrence Wright’s new novel about a pandemic was meant to be speculative. The author says he’s both proud and embarrassed about what turned out to be foresight. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-24 12:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #lawrence wright #fiction writers


Contemporary Realism Empowers More Christian Fiction

Author Katie Ganshert and editor Shannon Marchese say more readers are open to fiction that takes on today's powerful issues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #christian fiction


Goldsboro Books launches contemporary fiction prize

Goldsboro Books has launched a new £2,000 prize for “compelling” contemporary fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #goldsboro books


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #big question #contemporary fiction #recent article #bonus segment #culture gabfest


Janice Galloway calls for more fiction about parenting, less about sex

‘There’s a lot about sex in literature,’ novelist tells Edinburgh international book festival. ‘There’s precious little about rearing children’Literature should be more about parenting and less about sex, award-winning writer Janice Galloway has said.Speaking at the Edinburgh international book... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #contemporary fiction #man booker


Genre Fiction and Digital Publishing: A Marriage Made in Heaven

The continuing growth of digital publishing has put even more energy into the flourishing genres of SF, fantasy, mystery and romance publishing, says Wired. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-07-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #romance publishing #continuing growth #marriage made #digital publishing #genre fiction


The Original Sin: On Barnes Carr’s “The Lenin Plot” and Jonathan Schneer’s “The Lockhart Plot”

IN THE SPRING OF 1917, after three years of fighting a war on two fronts, Germany came up with a daring and unlikely plan to destabilize Russia. It made a backroom deal to transport Vladimir Lenin and a small group of exiled radicals from Switzerland to Petrograd in the hope of fomenting a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-12-07 18:00:07 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #barnes #small group #original sin


5 Historical Fiction Books to Read If You Don’t Like Historical Fiction

Think you don't like historical fiction? Try these books out and prove yourself wrong. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-14 10:33:10 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #historical fiction


In Colombia, A Discussion of ‘Women’s Fiction’ Versus Fiction by Women

As part of the launch of Hay Festival's Latin American anthology, 'Bogotá39-2017,' author Samanta Schweblin and editor Sara Malagón talk about labels and gender. The post In Colombia, A Discussion of ‘Women’s Fiction’ Versus Fiction by Women appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hay festival #women appeared


Survey: Translated Fiction Outsells English Fiction in the UK

'Currently 25 percent of our top 20 fiction titles are translated,' we learn from Waterstones. It appears that UK readers are surprisingly into international books. The post Survey: Translated Fiction Outsells English Fiction in the UK appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #uk appeared #uk readers #post survey


E-fiction venture Fiction Express goes into print

ReadZone Books will this year publish stories from Fiction Express - an e-fiction venture that... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Who is the greatest fictional detective? A new book reminds us why it’s Poirot.

Mark Aldridge’s “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” offers clues — and evidence — to prove the case. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-14 12:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #agatha christie


Welbeck and Tibor Jones launch children's fiction partnership

Welbeck Publishing is partnering with creative studio Tibor Jones to develop children's fiction projects. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-13 20:53:27 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #develop children


11 Great Middle Grade Science Fiction Comics Set in Space

Middle grade books in SPAAAAACE! Check out some middle grade science fiction comics set in space, including On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-04-13 10:36:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #science fiction #tillie walden


Voyages of Hope and Anguish: New Science Fiction and Fantasy

“The Memory Theater,” “On Fragile Waves” and “Victories Greater Than Death” take readers tumbling through realms and ever stranger stories. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-04-13 09:00:08 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #science fiction #fragile waves


In Thomas Grattan’s Début Novel, Historical Fiction Gets Personal

Set in the wake of Germany’s reunification, “The Recent East” follows a country coming together and a teen-ager coming out. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2021-04-12 10:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #historical fiction