15 literary genres (some you’ve heard of; some you haven’t and some that will surprise you…)
Robert McCrum in Monday’s Guardian published a list of 15 different modern literary genres. Not sure how far he was having fun, but even so some surprising omissions. 1. Lit lit ( so good they named it twice…) 2. Ghost lit (Not stories about the white sheet variety but memoirs and novels written by ghost writers) 3. Graphic book lit 4. Chick lit 5. Gran lit (for 60+) 6. Erotic lit 7. Booker lit (Books that the judges might like) 8. US lit 9. Commonwealth lit 10. Oz lit
11. Indian lit 12. Kids’ lit 13. Translated lit 14. SF/fantasy 15. Blog lit (Blogs that become books)
Wonder what happened to historical fiction, crime and thriller.
And is gran lit a white haired version of hag lit I remember hearing about five or six years ago?
And at the other end of the age spectrum what about YA (young adult).
If we are going to have labels, can you think of any other genres that should have been included on the list?