The University of Illinois Library has a robust collection of literary fiction. Literary Fiction or "serious fiction," are works that claim to hold literary merit, in comparison to genre/popular fiction. They emphasize meaning, in particular emotional meaning, over entertainment and aspires more toward art. "To put it simply, literary fiction is anything that does not fit into a genre," as Steven Petite put it in his article at HuffPost.
Art by Tom Gauld
Below are some author pages that could lead you to find your next read:
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Each week, we spotlight new fiction, award winners, and translations worthy of attention.
The University Library subscribes to a core collection of about 5000 eAudio books from Recorded Books, which allows unlimited simultaneous users for each title. For more information on how to use this collection, you can also use the following resource page: https://guides.library.illinois.edu/ebook/eaudiobooks
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A non-free option, this company sells digital audiobooks, radio and TV programs, and audio versions of magazines and newspapers.