f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: The Best American Novel of the Last 25 Years

f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n

Friday, May 12, 2006

The Best American Novel of the Last 25 Years

I somehow missed this the first time. Thankfully Tony Hines pointed it out to me. (BTW: Just got early copies of his Waking Lazarus on my desk. Very exciting. Many have read it already and are weighing in with nice things.)

Anyway, the NYTimes decided to start one of those pointless debates by naming the Best Work of American Fiction over the last 25 years. The winner didn't surprise me. Nor did most of the nominees. It was sort of depressing actually. You can't tell me that the same people who were writing important novels in the 60s (Updike, Roth) are the only ones writing important stuff today. Bleh.