By Jonathan Bastable,Hannah McGill

Contemporary artistic writers think about the previous, current and way forward for the novel

In 2012-2013, a year-long dialog among writers came about at 17 literary fairs world wide, from Jaipur to Krasnoyarsk, and from Melbourne to Berlin. unique novelists comparable to Irvine Welsh, Ahdaf Soueif and Ali Smith shared their innovations on quite a few elements of up to date literature the demanding situations it faces and the instructions it's taking. This e-book is partially an anthology of the simplest of these money owed and in addition an summary of the full of life wide-ranging worldwide debate that the authors' perspectives engendered among the writers who took half. It provides as much as an arresting and thought-provoking photograph of the kingdom of global literature this present day.

Key Features
>A strong assertion of the importance of literature within the sleek international, and a call-to-arms if you think that nice writing is endangered
> participants comprise famous modern novelists comparable to: China Mieville, Ahdaf Soueif, Kapka Kassabova, Irvine Welsh, Ali Smith and Kirsty Gunn
> presents a global point of view at the concerns dealing with writers and writing as a rule, and the present-day novel particularly
> a brand new and important source for teachers and scholars, and a desirable primer for a much wider readership in case you need to know how fiction services & who prefer to get an perception into the concept approaches of artistic artists

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