Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Future Canon

One pastime people love is predicting the future, even if their conjectures are totally baseless. Anyway, New York Magazine asked several university personalities about the books they think will make it to The Future Canon. I was actually surprised a comic made it in there (Chris Ware is really talented).
  1. Atonement, by Ian McEwan
  2. Their Dogs Came With Them, by Helena María Viramontes
  3. Zadie Smith
  4. Call Me by Your Name, by André Aciman
  5. Amitav Ghosh
  6. J. M. Coetzee
  7. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, by Chris Ware
  8. Colson Whitehead
  9. Jonathan Lethem
  10. I Looked Alive, by Gary Lutz
  11. Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald
  12. Jhumpa Lahiri
They also have a long list of The Best Novels You've Never Read.

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