What literary fiction should I read?
May 18, 2008 5:23 PM Subscribe
I'm going back to college next fall, to attend an undergraduate creative writing program. What literary fiction should I read this summer to get up to speed?
posted by sugarfish to Writing & Language (36 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
I am a voracious reader -- nonfiction, biography, genre fiction, young adult novels (which is what I write) -- but I don't read a lot of specifically literary fiction. I'd like to be conversant in current literary fiction, too.
I've got all summer. Where should I start? For example, I'm waiting to get Junot Diaz' The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao from the library.
Special bonus for stuff written by women and ethnicities and nationalities other than white American.