April 12, 2015

Fantasy is still a stigma to some

Critically acclaimed novelist Kazuo Ishiguru speaking to Wired about writing fantasy:

“People are perfectly entitled to read my book and say they don’t like it,” he says in Episode 145 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “But if they’re saying, ‘I’m not going to read your book, despite having liked your previous books, because I hear there are ogres in it,’ well, that just seems to me classic prejudice.”

My piece Fantasy Confession springs to mind.

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