How did I go so long without reading this guy? Richard Bausch’s a master of dialogue, of narrative tension, of present tense. And while it’s true that the characters I’ve met so far all seem like they live in the same neighborhood, I still feel unabashed delight while reading his work.
She’s a woman, a Canadian and a short story writer. But that hasn’t stopped Alice Munro from taking her rightful place in Western literature’s so-called canon. Munro—who’s been writing feverishly since 1968—is deified by her peers. Jonathan Franzen wrote a fawning review in The New York Times Book Review that called Munro a ‘marvel’ and, […]