Posted on January 26, 2021 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When Olivia Sudjic was working on a novel in 2014, she was told multiple times that including details about social media and other communication technology would make her book feel “unserious and obsolete.”

Turns out today’s writers don’t feel that way at all; if you read contemporary literature set in modern times, you’re sure to have seen many references to (and plot points relying on) Facebook, texts, and the like.

Sudjic certainly has, and it inspired a deep-dive essay for the Guardian that looks at how the internet has wormed its way into fiction — and affected it.

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