Artistic Licence: A new breed of fiction

"Commercial literary fiction." That's the phrase used by Kathleen MacMahon's agent to describe MacMahon's much-heralded debut novel, This is How It Ends.

5th May, 2012
'Is MacMahon the new Donoghue, capable of winning plaudits from critics and sales from readers?'

"Commercial literary fiction." That's the phrase used by Kathleen MacMahon's agent to describe MacMahon's much-heralded debut novel, This is How It Ends.

Pay attention to that term - because if you're seeking to write and publish a novel in the near future, 'commercial literary fiction' is the most fecund game in town. (Well, aside from detective fiction, which is also blossoming like a stray rose in the gutter.)

While chick-lit is dying a death -...

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