Stories from the Present Day – How soon is too soon?

“…in the middle of something it’s hard to see its true shape. How are we to end our story, or draw the correct conclusions?”

Many new novels are set in a post-Covid world, like many before them were set post-9/11 or post-WWII. Do we need “as much of the full truth as possible to emerge” first before publishing a story about the new post-Covid era? Or can those who have had unique experiences in the past 2 1/5 years publish an original story while the world is still figuring it all out together?

“…fiction is about society. How do you write contemporary fiction without acknowledging the force that reshaped all our social interactions over the past few years, from our working lives to our closest relationships?”

Regardless of your thoughts on the matter, the literary world is producing “pandemic-lit” for all readers!