Blog: When Is A Thriller A Literary Novel?

by Lindesay Irvine for Guardian Unlimited Books/Blog

“The question of whether or not thrillers should classify as literature is a longstanding fixture of what Gore Vidal likes to call “bookchat”. It’s one that quite often comes up during the annual Booker nominations dingdong, where the failure of Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine and PD James to make the shortlist, if they have a book out that year, seems to some to be the result of snobbery rather than refined discernment on the part of the judges.”

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Published in: on November 3, 2006 at 5:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

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