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Antonya Nelson

The Chekhov of the Red States

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 01.11.2015 | Books
M.W. Jacobs

Antonya Nelson is her name. If you haven't heard of her yet, that may be because she's still something of a writer's writer with book jackets full of arias of praise from the likes of Michael Chabon, Dave Eggers, David Foster Wallace and Raymond Carver.

Great Titles to Add to the NYT Best of 2010 Lists

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In a year when so many good books were published, my own list of the best of 2010 includes some truly great books missing from the NYT collection.

The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Are the writers receiving the major awards and official recognition really the best writers today? Or are they overrated mediocrities with little claim to recognition by posterity?

Voice in Fiction: A Favorite MFA/Writing Program Shibboleth

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I hope I never see the day when I've found my voice. How is it possible to ever find your voice? Voice is mystical. It puts the writer on a pedestal. No writer worth his salt ought to want that.