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The 21st-Century Novel free pdf In this title, contemporary creative writers reflect on the past, present and future of the novel. In 2012-2013, a year-long conversation between writers took place at 17 literary festivals around the world, from Jaipur to Krasnoyarsk, and from Melbourne to Berlin. Distinguished novelists such as Irvine Welsh, Ahdaf Soueif and Ali Smith shared their thoughts on various aspects of contemporary literature - the challenges it faces and the directions it is taking. This book is in part an anthology of the best of those accounts and also an overview of the lively wide-ranging global debate that the authors' views engendered among the many writers who took part. It adds up to an arresting and thought-provoking picture of the state of world literature today. It is a powerful statement of the significance of literature in the modern world, and a call-to-arms for those who believe that fine writing is endangered. Contributors include well-known contemporary novelists such as: China Mieville, Ahdaf Soueif, Kapka Kassabova, Irvine Welsh, Ali Smith and Kirsty Gunn. It provides an international perspective on the issues facing writers and writing in general, and the present-day novel in particular. It is a new and valuable resource for academics and students, and a fascinating primer for a wider readership - for those who want to know how fiction functions

About Jonathan Bastable

Jonathan Bastable is is an experienced editor, author and journalist. His Devil's Acre: A Russian Novel came out last year. He has published many non-fiction books, mostly on historical themes. He is a travel writer and a contributing editor to Conde Nast Traveller. His journalism has been published in Wallpaper, Time Out, The Sunday Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, various editions of GQ and Vogue. He is a specialist in Russia, and was a Moscow-based correspondent for The Sunday Times and The Scotsman in the 1990s. Hannah McGill is a freelance writer and critic, and former artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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Author : Jonathan Bastable
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Data Published : 31 July 2014
ISBN : 0748698345
EAN : 9780748698349
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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