The New Yorker put out it’s first issue since it’s 20 Under 40 Summer Fiction edition came out. That meant we all had two weeks to read the entire issue, reflect upon the choices, and blog a lot about it.
Is the entire literary landscape forever altered? Probably not, but at least it gave us all some fodder until something else comes along.
- Ward Six gave us ten writers over 80 that we should go back and read.
- Steve Almond loved the list, but found it “totally depressing.”
- I really liked some of the names The Millions picked for their 20 more under 40. Anya Ulinich, Fiona Maazel, and Porochista Khakpour were great choices, and I always wonder if there is some sort of coin toss to pick which N+1 editor gets mention. (In this case, Benjamin Kunkel won out)
- HTMLGIANT picked 400 Under 1. I’m glad Blake Butler is thinking ahead.