Novelists avoid writing about the Internet
| Jan 25, 2011
"We spend hours on the web, but you wouldn't know that from reading contemporary fiction," writes Laura Miller in the Culture section of The Guardian Online. "Novelists have gone to great lengths–setting stories in the past or in remote places–to avoid dealing with the internet. Is this finally changing?"
"The internet has altered our lives in ways television never did or could, but mainstream literary novelists–by which I mean writers who specialize in realistic, character-based narratives–have mostly shied away from writing about this, perhaps hoping that, like TV, it could be safely ignored," adds Miller. To learn more, read the full article.