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The triumph of ‘story’ – what’s happening to literary fiction in the UK?

Malcolm Lowry, unapologetic literary novelist and author of Under the Volcano

I’ve heard the same story now from several writers of literary fiction. You might have heard it too. Let's say Writer A submits her latest novel to her agent and/or editor. Then follows the deadening wait for the verdict, like awaiting the results of a medical test.