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.

    Two contributors have been named finalists for the prestigious PEN/Faulkner award for fiction. Karen Joy Fowler has been nominated for her novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and Percival Everett has received the nod for his novel Percival Everett by Virginia Russell. The winner will be announced on April 2.

    George Saunders’s Top Ten List

    1. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol (1842).
    2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1884).
    3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1869).
    4. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (1759–67).
    5. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1600).
    6. The stories of Isaac Babel (1894–1940).
    7. The stories of Anton Chekhov (1860–1904).
    8. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (1969).
    9. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (1953).
    10. On the Road by Jack Kerouac (1957).



    Andrea Barrett’s Top Ten List

    1. Paradise Lost by John Milton (1667).
    2. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1869).
    3. Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871–72).
    4. Metamorphoses by Ovid (8 c.e.).
    5. Bleak House by Charles Dickens (1853).
    6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818).
    7. The Aeneid by Virgil (19 b.c.e.).
    8. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851).
    9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847).
    10. The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth (1932).

    Karen Joy Fowler’s Top Ten List

    1. Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871–72).
    2. The Tempest by William Shakespeare (1610).
    3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (1605, 1615).
    4. The Tale of Genji by Shikibu Murasaki (c. 1001–1010 c.e.).
    5. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (1595).
    6. Emma by Jane Austen (1816).
    7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847).
    8. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925).
    9. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (1967).
    10. Dubliners by James Joyce (1916).

    Percival Everett’s Top Ten List

    1. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (1759–67).
    2. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler (1903).
    3. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1884).
    4. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (1952).
    5. Cane by Jean Toomer (1923).
    6. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (1962).
    7. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather (1927).
    8. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (1971).
    9. Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut (1987).
    10. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter (1984).

    New List

    Francine Prose

    1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1877).
    2. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal (1839). (See below.)
    3. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (1913–27).
    4. The stories of Anton Chekhov (1860–1904).
    5. The stories of John Cheever (1912–82).
    6. The stories of Mavis Gallant (1922– ).
    7. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851).
    8. Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871–72).
    9. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (1967).


    Classic List

    Amy Bloom


    1. The Deptford trilogy by Robertson Davies (1983).
    2.Persuasion by Jane Austen (1817).
    3. His Dark Materialsby Philip Pullman (1995–2000).
    4.The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (1995).
    5.The Known World by Edward P. Jones (2003).
    6. The Beggar Maid by Alice Munro (1978).
    7. The Plot Against Americaby Philip Roth.
    8. The Hours by Michael Cunningham (1998).
    9. Fancies and Goodnights by John Collier (1951).
    10. Larry’s Party by Carol Shields (1997).


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