Chronicles of a plague foretold: New books record the Covid-19 era

The End Of October, by Lawrence Wright, came out at the height of the outbreak in 2020.
The End Of October, by Lawrence Wright, came out at the height of the outbreak in 2020.PHOTOS: TRANSWORLD, KENNY BRAUN

SINGAPORE - First, he imagined a pandemic in fiction. Then he actually chronicled it for history.

American journalist Lawrence Wright, 74, has the unique and dubious honour of having written both a novel and non-fiction book about a viral pandemic, published in the space of a little over a year.

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