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June 24, 2010



Ben Percy was a big miss for the New Yorker list. With the young ladies at AWP this year, he WAS the Beatles.

Bart King now I have FORTY writers to watch? Yeesh. (I wonder what's on Comedy Central...)

Jason Cross

What's it gonna take to get Stephen Graham Jones mentioned on these lists? You guys are REALLY missing out.


Yet again, where are the Latino authors?

Dan Wickett

Indoorcamping - Agreed, if there was one surprise deletion from that list, once you wrapped your head around the type of list it was going to be, Ben was right there at the top of the surprise list.

Jason - We love Stephen Graham Jones here at Dzanc. Stay tuned for more on that soon.

Kristygblea - would you please do me (Dan Wickett at Dzanc) the favor of listing half a dozen or so writers that I should be aware of? As we realized in putting together our list, we had some of the same issues that the New Yorker did - falling into some 'what you know' habits, and there are certainly areas of the literary fiction world I know I'm not well versed in, but would like to be.


at least the new yorker list was more ethnically diverse! what is it w/ so-called white liberals and their inability to see the world through viewpoints other than their own. and people wonder why fiction is dead.


Off the top of my head I can name Carlos Cisneros, Linda Castillo, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, Oscar Hijuelos, Margo Candela, Sofia Quintero. A quick Google of "Latino Authors" will find numerous new and well established writers.

By asking "Where are the Latino Authors" I express frustration by many Latinos as to why the publishing industry does not seem to acknowledge the fastest growing demographic in the US.

Dan Wickett


Keith Miller

Catherynne M. Valente!

Rick Rofihe

I had nine stories in The New Yorker, all before my 40th birthday. (I'm part of the "under 60" crowd now.) A far-under-40 writer-to-watch, I think, is Kayla Soyer-Stein -- read her at

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