Back in 2012, I attended the London Book Fair and had the pleasure to hear Howard Jacobson speak. He’s a British author and has won a Man Booker Prize for the novel The Finkler Question.
The talk was quite interesting since Jacobson is funny and opinionated. He’s the type who’s able to express his opinions in a diplomatic way, which is a major plus in my book. I love people who are passionate, but can’t stand conceited or insensitive jerks. He’s neither.
Yet, he did venture into dangerous waters by claiming, in his opinion, literature is doomed. And now that literature is doomed, he thinks everyone wants to write a novel and join in on the fun before it’s too late. To emphasize his point he compared it to wartime when people become more promiscuous since many believe they’ll die soon so why not have some fun beforehand.
As you can imagine, this idea got my attention and since then, I’ve thought about it off and on. So I’m opening the floor to you wonderful folks. Do you think literature is doomed?
If any of you would be willing to help me promote the release of A Clueless Woman please let me know in the comments. The media kit will include excerpts, but even a shout out would be much appreciated.
A Clueless Woman is the prequel to my first novel A Woman Lost. If you sign up to my mailing list, you’ll receive a free copy of A Woman Lost (details can be found here). All you need to do is tell me where to send your free copy by clicking here.
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Have a wonderful week!