While some creators chose to incorporate the pandemic into their projects, Stephen King chose to completely ignore it in his new novel, Billy Summers.
Reading this book has made me wonder, though, about what books will look like post-pandemic. For many people, the pandemic has changed their lives dramatically, coming with new norms and new challenges, and I feel like that’s going to be reflected in the media we consume.
For most of us, the last 12 months have been rife with isolation and filled with loneliness. We’ve leaned into technology to stay in touch, but those platforms don’t replace the joy and thrill of dinners with friends, celebrations with extended families or even the occasional water cooler chats with colleagues. Now, with vaccinations underway and the COVID rates dipping, it’s time to start to think what to do as we emerge from our socially distanced abodes. Some good news — whether you’re a born connector or someone who struggles to widen your circle, the pandemic has, in a sense, …
Prince Harry is reflecting on the death of his mother, Princess Diana, in a foreword to a book aimed at children of health care workers who have died from COVID-19.