He produces literary novels
that typically alternate with the Zen mysteries.
David Foster Wallace's "The Pale King," the year's most awaited and complicated literary novel
, has renewed a very old debate.
Set in the 1960s, as the young nation of Israel inches toward the Six-Day War with Egypt and Syria, this adaptation of David Grossman's interior monologue-laden literary novel
nabbed the feature kudo at the Jerusalem fest.
Visitors will be able to discover the author's creative process from Skellig, his first young adult literary novel
published in 1998, through to Jackdaw Summer, published in 2008.
Winegardner's true genius is that The Godfather's Revenge is a literary novel
masquerading as a thriller.
PD James also says she loves the discipline and structure of the crime novel and pooh-poohs snobbish jibes from champions of the "so-called literary novel
" which "too often seems removed from the day-to-day concerns of ordinary people."
A black woman daring to bring to the big screen a literary novel
by a black woman is still rare enough to count as history.
This is a literary novel
in style, and is finely written.
`It's too early in the process to discuss, but it will be a literary novel
Bom Boy is an intricately structured literary novel
that powerfully evokes family as a source of loss and struggle, but also of hope.
But all those reasons to be cheerful are set against a backdrop of real anxiety about the future of the literary novel
. Writers from Will Self to Howard Jacobson, from Robert Harris to Claire Messud, have raised the alarm about declining attention spans, and the time that people previously spent reading now losing out to competition from digital media.
The result is a compelling literary novel
based on a powerful figure but filled with an addictive exploration of romance, tragedy, and heartache.