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Monday, December 21, 2015

Why Dystopia is not a Trend


My second piece for the Stella Prize Schools Blog is up!


But thinking about dystopian fiction in the same way we think of the adult colouring book craze – as simply a fad – pays disservice to a wonderfully diverse and subversive genre. It suggests a disposability that’s insulting; particularly when dystopian fiction is one of the most poignant genres we have for exploring the experiences of marginalised and disenfranchised groups. As with stories about vampires and zombies, the long history of dystopian fiction defies ‘trend’ talk.

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  1. 1984 and Animal Farm were both a popular dystopian novels written in 1949 and 1945, so apparently it is a genre that is here to stay.

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