It’s been a rough couple of months for the literary world, with the UK reeling from the devastating floods of June and July.
It also coincided with a dramatic rise in new literary titles appearing in print.
But it was the recent surge in literary fiction and poetry which really caused an uproar among the literary community.
A surge in new novel releases is one thing, but what about the impact on the literary industry itself?
The short answer is: nothing.
The rise of literary fiction has been a long time coming.
From the early 1950s onwards, it was common for literary writers to be asked to create something that they would enjoy reading in print, but they were often faced with the prospect of writing about their life or the people they love.
It was the authors themselves who were the most influential influencers in shaping the genre.
They would make a series of articles and books about their own lives, the experiences of their own families, their personal struggles, and so on.
In the 1950s, the writer John Updike famously wrote about how he had to write a book about himself, but it was his publisher who gave him the license to explore the world around him.
His book, In Search of Lost Time, was the first in a series called The Last of the Living, which was published in 1954 and became a hit with readers.
Updike also went on to write The Long, Winding Road, a story about a man whose life has been turned upside down by the effects of a mysterious virus.
And this is where the rise of new literary fiction comes in.
There are two basic reasons for this: a lack of resources, and a lack.
Publishers are still the ones that control the publishing industry in Britain, and they do not like to lose money.
In fact, they love to make money.
But what publishers do not understand is that if you want to write good literary fiction, you need to be financially sustainable.
With the advent of the digital revolution, there is no longer any financial need for publishers to produce new works.
And there is now a market for books that can be read on any device, anywhere in the world, for any price.
So publishers have been able to turn their creative energies into new books, and the rise in literary works that have come out of the new wave of writers has not been an easy one.
While there are some writers who have been writing professionally for years, such as Mary Ann Duffy, the majority of new works are created by those who have not been in the literary game for a long period of time.
That said, there have been some brilliant literary writers who’ve been on the scene for decades, like Helen Fielding, and there are others, like Mary Anne Hobson.
Hobson was an early winner of the Booker Prize in 1951, but was the last woman to win it.
Her novel The Lady’s Daydreams won the literary award in 1959, and she also won the National Book Award in 1966.
As for the rise and fall of literary novels, there has been little in the way of a definitive answer, but one thing that has become clear over the past 20 years is that the literary genre is still alive and well, and that its influence on the world is not waning.
If you want more reading, check out our list of best British books in 2017.