Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Philip Kerr on why he he hates "fantasy" genre novels and self-conciously ''literary novels

Philip Kerr: By the Book

Philip Kerr Credit Illustration by Jillian Tamaki
What genres do you especially avoid?
KERR: ''I don’t like chick lit. Chick noir. I hate fantasy. Religion I avoid like a plague. I don’t like imitation Tolkien. The genre I most avoid is the self-consciously Literary Novel. Issue-driven fiction sucks. If I want a sermon, I’ll watch the BBC. I tend to avoid even thinking about genre. I just want a good book.''

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