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The Genre Factor, or the Death of Literary Fiction? An Author-Publisher Debate


  • Roma Tearne (Brixton Beach (2009), The Swimmer (2010) and Bone China (2008), HarperCollins)
  • Polly Courtney (author of titles including Golden Handcuffs (2006) and It's a Man's World (2011), Avon/HarperCollins and self-published)
  • Sam Humphreys, Publisher, Serpent's Tail
  • Juliette Mitchell, former Editor, Penguin Books
  • Ben Mason, FoxMason


  • Mary Ann Kernan
  • Julie Wheelwright