Category Archives: Contemporary Fiction

This is the kind of fiction that stands out, gets mentioned and recommended. Usually set in the recognisable present, contemporary fiction is realistic with contemporary characters, events and dialogue.

The Infinite Noise – Lauren Shippen

LAUREN SHIPPEN is a writer and actor with experience in podcasts, film, and books. She is the creator and head writer of The Bright Sessions podcast, one of iTunes’ Best of 2016. She was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media 2018 and one of MovieMaker Magazine and Austin Film Festival’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch. Lauren was born in New York City and grew up in Bronxville, New York. She currently lives in Los Angeles but travels frequently to New York.

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We Are Lost and Found – Helene Dunbar

HELENE DUNBAR came of age in the 1980s and wrote grant proposals for the AIDS Activities office of a state government in the early 1990s. She is the author of several novels for young adults, including Boomerang, These Gentle Wounds, and What Remains. Over the years, she has worked as a drama critic, journalist, and marketing manager, and has written on topics as diverse as Irish music, court cases, and theater. She lives in Nashville with her husband and daughter.

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