General fiction genre guide
Literary fiction, classics, humour, and the stories of realistic people and places.
General fiction is a broad category in which you'll find writing that doesn't fit into any particular genre. Usually it deals with real, contemporary settings and recognisable characters.
General fiction sometimes explores issues related to power, politics, the environment, relationships or the struggles of everyday life. General fiction can be light-hearted, upbeat or satirical, or more serious, thought-provoking or emotionally powerful.
Whatever your preference, our lists below are full of award-winning reading from New Zealand and the world.
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