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The Book: The Top Ten

Robinson & Turow

Congratulations to Top Ten contributor Roxana Robinson, who has been elected President of the Authors Guild. She replaces another contributor, Scott Turow.

Four Contributors Honored

Congratulations to a quartet of Top Ten contributors honored for their recent work.

George Saunders has been awarded the 10th annual Story Prize for his story collection Tenth of December. Andrea Barrett was a runner-up for her collection Archangel.

Susan Minot

Top Ten contributor Susan Minot travels vast distances – whether measured by miles, experience or sensibility – for her first novel in more than a decade, Thirty Girls.

Elizabeth Spencer

Writers are not like wine; most do not improve with age. For many, their first book is their best; others hit their height mid-career. The number who reach their peak – or rediscover it – in old age is vanishingly small.

Wally Lamb

Wally Lamb is back with an “ultra-contemporary novel” that deploys his gift for empathy to explore love, sadness, sexuality, ethnicity and art across two decades among a group of upper-middle class resident of Connecticut.

Roxana Robinson

Literature allows us to enter another person’s mind. Often, it is the same one – the writer’s, refracted and bent through characters who, nevertheless, often have too much in common.

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New Author List

Margot Livesey's Top Ten List

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847). 

2. Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon (1932). 

3. Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford (1928). 

4. The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West (1956). (See below). 

5. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (1972). 

6. Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar (1951). 

7. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955). 

8. A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert (1877). 

9. The stories of Mavis Gallant (1922– ). 
10. The stories of William Trevor (1928– ).

Classic List

Margot Livesey

 

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847).
2. Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon (1932).
3. Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford (1928).
4. The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West (1956). (See below).
5. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (1972).
6. Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar (1951).
7. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955).
8. A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert (1877).
9. The stories of Mavis Gallant (1922– ).
10. The stories of William Trevor (1928– ).

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