Thursday 24 September 2009

News: Literary Lists, Day Three

It's the final day of our back-to-business run through recent literary lists. And this list is still a work in progress. Over at The Millions, a mob of "regular contributors and 48 of our favorite writers, editors, and critics" are putting together a list of The Best Fiction of the Millenium (So Far). In itself, this list is something of a response to an earlier literary list:
"When The New York Times named “The Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years” in 2006, none of the finalists was younger than 69, and the most recent publication date was 1997. But the ’00s have introduced us to new voices, spurred others to new levels of achievement, and ushered in the late masterworks that have capped distinguished careers."
So far, they've reached number six: Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Number seven was the UEA's very own W. G. Sebald. Any guesses as to what will claim the top spot?

Tomorrow: exciting updates about the British Association for American Studies Conference 2010.

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