Jane Fallon left her job as a TV producer to write novels she calls 'chick noir'. Her latest features a lying, deluded husband who, she tells Patrick Barkham, bears no resemblance to her partner, Ricky Gervais
There is a new modern fiction category on the block; chick noir which is post modern chick lit with an edge. This differs from chick lit which is all about getting the guy and living happy ever after while chick noir is much more dark and features single women who grow to be happy in their own skin and not obsessive about being married. The pioneer of this exciting genre is Jane Fallon, author of Getting Rid of Matthew and Got You Back. Fallon's talents do not just lie in fiction, she is an established TV producer and has worked on fantastic shows like EastEnders, This Life and Teachers which are infamous for their portrayal of strong women.
Mesjak on Twitter made me aware of Chick Noir. (There is no wikipedia entry. Unbelievable!)
I wonder, would Mrs. Peel of The Avengers qualify as the first noir chick?