Greatest Novel of The 21st Century

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Junot Díaz Book Named Greatest Novel of The 21st Century

BBC Culture conducted a critics’ poll to select the “21st Century’s 12 greatest novels.” Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao captured the top spot.

The participating critics reviewed 156 books for this venture. Most of them named Díaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book as their number one pick.

The other eleven titles that made it include Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides,White Teeth by Zadie Smith, Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieAtonement by Ian McEwanBilly Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben FountainA Visit from the Goon Squad byJennifer EganThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, Gileadby Marilynne Robinson, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, and The Known Worldby Edward P. Jones.

Source: GalleyCat

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~ by eneryvibes on 1,June 3, 2015.

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