Where Have All the Grandparents Gone?

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You can find forever-young baby boomer grandmas falling in love at 60 and novels about spirited older women finding self-fulfillment, but novels about grandparents’ relationships with their grandchildren seem in short supply.

Over at the Guardian, Helen Harris shares her experience of finding an underrepresented audience for her latest novel, about a grandmother-grandson relationship.


Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →