Literary Fiction

Should a First-Time Literary Novelist Self-Publish on Amazon?

John Lucas | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Lucas

Times are changing. Self-publishing is no longer 'vanity publishing' - a vaguely embarrassing exercise in assuaging one's writerly ambitions by paying large sums of money for a small run of leather-bound copies of a book - but a very real and increasingly credible alternative to mainstream publishing.

Dissing Other Authors Can Be Dangerous--Or Not

Lev Raphael | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lev Raphael

When I was first starting out as a published author, and before my first book was published, a famous writer at an awards banquet offered me unsolicit...

Literary Dinners: Dining Out on Fiction

David Whelan | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home
David Whelan

Haven't you heard? Literary nights out are cool again. And the coolest of the bunch, might just happen to be one which is, really, a good old-fashioned literary night in.

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka - Review

David Hebblethwaite | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
David Hebblethwaite

The narrator of Julie Otsuka's second novel is a chorus: the disembodied 'we' of a cohort of Japanese women who travel to the United States at the sta...

Book Review: The Child Who by Simon Lelic

David Hebblethwaite | Posted 12.03.2012 | Home
David Hebblethwaite

Simon Lelic is developing a track record as a novelist who approaches his subject matter from interesting angles and explores thorny moral issues, not...

In Praise of Historical Novelists

Harry Freedman | Posted 28.02.2012 | Home
Harry Freedman

The first time I wrote historical fiction I had no idea what I was taking on. Even now, with one historical novel under my belt, and with a second on the way, I am filled with admiration for anyone who can craft a good period narrative. Of all the literary genres, historical fiction must be the toughest.

Literary Novelists Who Moonlight In Genre Fiction

Oli Jones | Posted 29.12.2011 | Home

The line between the genre and literary novel has always been a transient one, and recently there has been a trend of literary novelists turning their...

The Man Booker Prize 2011 Longlist Revealed | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

It took the panel of judges just two hours to decide on the 13-strong longlist for this year's Man Booker prize - and there's plenty of variety in bot...