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With Britain's decision to leave the EU exposing fault lines across society, fiction writers are replying with an increasing array of Brexit-infused work, from state-of-the-nation novels to futuristic satire. Brexit's influence has spread to books by established authors like Ali Smith and Jonathan Coe as well as those of debut novelists, pushing writers to examine often overlooked parts of the country and social themes.A former civil servant, Board said Brexit had compelled him to write "about ignorance and contempt between ruling class and ruled ... I think there's an opportunity for novels to really be playing on a completely different radio wavelength than the news media".Some of the authors said they wanted to use storytelling simply to highlight the divides laid bare by the 2016 referendum.Some of the books are set in parts of Britain often ignored in literature, like the Brexit heartlands of eastern England in Adam Thorpe's "Missing Fay" and the West Midlands, where much of Coe's state-of-the-nation tome "Middle England" is set.
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