Wednesday, September 25, 2013
PostNet Fiction. Where is it? — I Want it; I Wanna Eat it.
Check out this AWESOME article from Christian Fennell in the Prague Review discussing the state of literary fiction today. His article features a mini-interview with Vabella Publishing and North Star Literary Agency author, Jeff Suwak.
" That’s how hungry I am for it, it is — so help me out. And there is, is there not, a direct line of literary thought from Melville to Faulkner to McCarthy? Consider this: “His moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.” – Faulkner.
And they did, they dragged us, pushed and kicked us into this age of the ‘net’, and what? Where are we now? And who is there among us, and where are they, and what is the current state of literary fiction today?
Genre fiction thrives, advances, populated by established writers and emerging writers in the near millions. Literally. Literary fiction? Maybe not so much. And why — what the hell is going on and how did literary fiction become so marginalized? Where the fuck is the next McCarthy, Morrison or Márquez? Or are they out there, and I’m just not seeing it? And if so — great. Wonderful. I like it and like I said, let me know. Reach out and point the way — email or tweet me, fb me or whatever me (or the mag.)… I just wanna know.
I want names. "
To read the rest of the article, please visit the Prague Review by clicking on the picture above or the link below: