The Novel Now is an intelligent and engaging survey ofcontemporary British fiction.
* * Discusses familiar names such as Martin Amis, Ian McEwan,Salman Rushdie, and Angela Carter and compares them with morerecent authors, including David Mitchell, Ali Smith, A.L. Kennedy,Matt Thorne, Nicola Barker, and Toby Litt
* Incorporates original coverage of subgenres such as chick lit,lad lit, gay fiction, crime fiction, and the historical novel
* Discusses the ways in which notions of regional identity andtribalist views have surfaced in UK and Irish fiction, and howpost-Imperial sensibility has become a feature of the'British' novel
* Situates contemporary fiction within its socio-cultural andliterary contexts.