Monday, June 12, 2006
Best Book of Fiction
The New York Times recently polled writers to determine the best book of fiction in the past twenty-five years. Beloved, Toni Morrison's 1987 book was the choice for number one. Critical Mass, the blog of the National Book Critics Circle has a series of posts called the Rest of the Best , which discuss the books which only received one vote and therefore were not included on the list. Critical Mass also interviews the authors who voted. John Irving admits that he voted for his own book, the Cider House Rules! Here is author Curits Sittenfeld's response to the survey and Rick Moody's.