WILL THE NOVEL REMAIN WRITERS’ FAVOURITE NARRATIVE FORM?
Has the dominant literary form of the 19th and 20th centuries grown stale? Is it no longer the best means of delivering stories in the 21st century? Or does the classic literary novel remain the form best placed to deliver innovative, memorable writing? The Conference events under this theme shed light on the questions surrounding the future of that narrative form known as “the novel”.
Some of the highlights from what became one of the most popular themes of the Conference, The Future of the Novel, can be found below:
China Miéville spoke in Edinburgh and Toronto on The Future of the Novel
Tibor Fischer & Konstantin Milchin spoke in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on The Future of the Novel
Li Er spoke in Beijing on The Future of the Novel
Denise Mina spoke in Lisbon on The Future of the Novel