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Any work of fiction would struggle to satisfy those expectations. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But he is one of the best detectives in contemporary fiction. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Science fiction isn't always so hot on the science part. Times, Sunday Times (2016)By 1850 she had eight bestsellers and she is sometimes credited as one of the first writers of detective fiction. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The previous detectives in fiction were more cavalier characters. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet what is the distinction between autobiography and fiction these days? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The most interesting thing about this work of science fiction is the story of its creator. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was his first work of fiction. The Sun (2016)This year they have overhauled their awards to reflect the modern appetite for romantic fiction. The Sun (2012)Could this help to explain why literary fiction has always predominantly appealed to women? Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is no need for nuclear weapons or the inventions of science fiction writers. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)Self moaned last year that difficult literary fiction was a dying art form. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Who says historical fiction lacks true grit? Times, Sunday Times (2015)If all popular fiction were this good nobody would bother reading literature. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some of the most popular characters in detective fiction have been around for a long time. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It should be the work of fiction. The Sun (2016)He certainly enjoyed light romantic fiction and read fanciful books. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The vital skill for a writer of fiction is to make lies seem true. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One judge said that it was the first time literary fiction had successfully dealt with the internet. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When does historical fiction become historical fantasy? Times, Sunday Times (2015)His nonfiction was also in demand with editors and was at least as popular as his fiction. Christianity Today (2000)Menace has always stalked his fiction. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But we should perhaps be wary of looking back with envy on an age when short fiction was a certain money spinner. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)What is more, it is fact rather than fiction. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The writing too is more evolved than you would have found in Victorian pulp fiction. The Sun (2013)Some feminists turned towards poetry, fiction and autobiography. The Past is Before Us - feminism in action since the 1960s (1989)After all, it is a collection of fiction rather than an academic study. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)There is also a good US awards system for short fiction and the critical acclaim has helped. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: fiction /ˈfɪkʃən/ NOUN
Fiction is stories about imaginary people and events.
- American English: fiction
- Arabic: قِصَّةٌ خَيَالِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: ficção
- Chinese: 小说
- Croatian: fikcija
- Czech: beletrie
- Danish: fiktion
- Dutch: fictie
- European Spanish: ficción
- Finnish: kaunokirjallisuus
- French: fiction
- German: Belletristik
- Greek: πεζογραφία
- Italian: fiction
- Japanese: フィクション
- Korean: 소설
- Norwegian: fiksjon
- Polish: fikcja
- European Portuguese: ficção
- Romanian: ficțiune
- Russian: художественная литература
- Spanish: ficción
- Swedish: skönlitteratur
- Thai: นวนิยาย
- Turkish: kurgu
- Ukrainian: белетристика
- Vietnamese: tiểu thuyết
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