Boomer lit

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Boomer lit is a literary genre written by and for those born between 1946 and 1957 - baby boomers. This was a time of social unrest, civil rights, Viet Nam, Nixon, and great music. Boomers were colored by those times. Their approaches to life are different from those born before or after. Boomer Lit reflects that difference. It deals with current issues and concerns offering new perspectives and treatments. Boomer Lit embraces any genre that features mature characters, in contemporary settings, addressing any aspect of today's world. Boomer Lit is by Boomers, for Boomers, exploring the mature experience.

Early examples of Boomer Lit include

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach has been turned into a film and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce was long-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.

The genre includes widely diverse books, ranging from slice-of-life novels to memoirs such as:[1][2]


  1. ^ Nougat, Claude. "Is Baby Boomer Lit the Next Hot Genre?". Publishing Perspectives. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. ^ Rosenfeld, Jordan. "On The Edge: Boomer Lit". Writer's Digest. Retrieved 16 April 2013.