190 – What Is Literary Fiction?


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Have you heard of this thing called literary fiction? We have, but we’re not quite certain what it is or why it matters. And we’re not the only ones who are confused. This week we get deep into what “literary” means, and how much writers should think about it when creating their stories. Prepare for an epic debate over art, craft, and books about whales.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

The Grapes of Wrath

Fahrenheit 451


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Moby Dick

The Southern Reach


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