Tuesday, July 04, 2023

Seven top novels inspired by other art forms

Julia Fine is the author of The Upstairs House, winner of the Chicago Review of Books Award for Fiction, and What Should Be Wild, which was shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior First Novel.

[My Book, The Movie: The Upstairs House; The Page 69 Test: The Upstairs House]

Fine's third novel, Maddalena and the Dark, was released in June 2023. She teaches writing in Chicago, where she lives with her family.

At Lit Hub Fine tagged seven novels inspired by other art forms, including:
Alexander Chee, The Queen of the Night

For me, this book is the holy grail. A book about opera that reads like an opera, from the decadence of 19th century Europe to the revolving cast of larger-than-life characters to the fickleness of fate. Add to that sentences that glitter like the voice of a falcon soprano, and you have yourself an operatic novel.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue