Ever wondered what some genres entail? You’re not alone. Here’s what I’ve discovered:
— Hillingdon Libraries (@Hill_libraries) 8 February 2017
— Robbie Cheadle (@bakeandwrite) 11 February 2017
There are numerous sites all giving information about genres – most to support teachers in guiding their learners. Here’s a sample: 5 basic genres; academic writing.
Looking at these, it appears there is some confusion over what a genre is. Does it matter? Why not write the book you want to write and let the reviewers/critics/students decide what genre it fits (or doesn’t). Here’s the New Yorker on Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and on the limitations of genre.