The New Yorker’s “20 under 40” Writers Worth Watching
(updated post: see “Ten over 80” below)
The New Yorker selects its once-every-decade-or-so list of “20 under 40” writers worth watching. Nothing particularly surprising or imaginative in this go-round’s list, which appears to be slanted towards writers with some connection to The New Yorker (e.g., the writer had fiction previously published in The New Yorker)(note: to be considered for inclusion in the “20 under 40” issue, the writers had to supply some material for the issue) and biased against writers who could arguably be called genre writers (e.g., sci-fi, thriller/horror/mystery, etc.). Not to mention the whole ageism thing.
More on the list:
Omnivoracious: The Generation Is Set: The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 List Announced (contains links to each writer’s Amazon.com author page and his/her books)
The Rumpus responds with its “Ten over 80: Writiers to go Back and Read” list: “writers [who] will turn 80 or more this year, and all have been kicking ass for longer than we have been alive.”