Friday, October 03, 2008

Nobel smackdown.

So Horace Ingdahl of the Nobel committee sniffs that U.S. writers are "too isolated, too insular" to merit Nobel consideration? Quoth Harold Augenbraum, the head of the National Book Foundation: "Put him in touch with me, and I'll send him a reading list."

Toni Morrison, Saul Bellow, and John Steinbeck are three of the past U.S. recipients, and I seem to recall that Philip Roth has been a bridesmaid several times.

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