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The Reading List Contemporary Fiction

A Critical Guide to the Complete Works of 110 Authors

by David Rubel

The Reading List Contemporary Fiction
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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Isabel Allende
  • Dorothy Allison
  • Julia Alvarez
  • Jorge Amado
  • Martin Amis
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Paul Auster
  • Beryl Bainbridge
  • Russell Banks
  • Pat Barker
  • Andrea Barrett
  • Ann Beattie
  • Madison Smartt Bell
  • Amy Bloom
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • Anita Brookner
  • Larry Brown
  • Robert Olen Butler
  • A. S. Byatt
  • Bebe Moore Campbell
  • Sandra Cisneros
  • Pat Conroy
  • Harry Crews
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • Louis de Bernieres
  • Don DeLillo
  • Pete Dexter
  • Joan Didion
  • Stephen Dixon
  • E. L. Doctorow
  • Ivan Doig
  • Roddy Doyle
  • Umberto Eco
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Laura Esquivel
  • Richard Ford
  • Carlos Fuentes
  • Mary Gaitskill
  • Cristina Garcia
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Kaye Gibbons
  • Ellen Gilchrist
  • Gail Godwin
  • Francisco Goldman
  • Nadine Gordimer
  • David Guterson
  • Jane Hamilton
  • Jim Harrison
  • Ursula Hegi
  • Mark Helprin
  • Oscar Hijuelos
  • Peter Hoeg
  • Alice Hoffman
  • John Irving
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Charles Johnson
  • William Kennedy
  • Jamaica Kincaid
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • Milan Kundera
  • David Leavitt
  • Doris Lessing
  • Penelope Lively
  • David Lodge
  • Alison Lurie
  • Naguib Mahfouz
  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Thomas McGuane
  • Terry McMillan
  • Larry McMurtry
  • Steven Millhauser
  • Lorrie Moore
  • Toni Morrison
  • Alice Munro
  • Iris Murdoch
  • V. S. Naipaul
  • Gloria Naylor
  • John Nichols
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Edna O'Brien
  • Tim O'Brien
  • Kenzaburo Oe
  • Michael Ondaatje
  • Amos Oz
  • Grace Paley
  • Cathie Pelletier
  • Richard Powers
  • Reynolds Price
  • E. Annie Proulx
  • Thomas Pynchon
  • Philip Roth
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Carol Shields
  • Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Mona Simpson
  • Jane Smiley
  • Susan Sontag
  • Muriel Spark
  • Robert Stone
  • Graham Swift
  • Amy Tan
  • Melanie Rae Thon
  • William Trevor
  • Anne Tyler
  • John Updike
  • Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Alice Walker
  • Fay Weldon
  • John Edgar Wideman

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