2 comments on “Fiction about illness

  1. You make a good point – and this is not the only genre where it’s the case. I wonder whether it’s because authors chose a demographic close to their own? (The whole “write what you know” creeping in…) I did wonder whether Still Alice was based on a true story, but it appears not.

    • Sorry for the slow reply!
      Well, authors I’ve come across writing about specific illnesses, oftne work or have worked in the field. So that is seems like “write what you know”, and I guess if you work in the area you’d be all for public education, which fiction is useful for!

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