The New York Times Announces the 10 Best Books of 2018.
Best-selling fiction books from the year you were born
Bernard Schwartz Book Award. Siege of Yorktown? By Louise Erdrich. George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award.L'amie prodigieuse? Notable best-sellers: "Franny and Zooey" by J. Clatskanie, Verenigde Staten. Not the Booker Prize.
By Danielle Trussoni. Brodie Award? Years of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger. Athenaeum Literary Award.
Some books are flashes in the pan, read for entertainment and then left on a bus seat for the next lucky person to pick up and enjoy, forgotten by most after their season has passed. Others stick around, are read and re-read, are taught and discussed. Of course, hindsight can also distort the senses; the canon looms and obscures. Though the books on these lists need not be American in origin, I am looking for books that evoke some aspect of American life, actual or intellectual, in each decade—a global lens would require a much longer list. I could have made another list of 10 that would have been equally convincing this may be true of all of these lists , but I have used my best judgement from where I sit today. Especially a wunderkind whose wunderbook does not actually disappoint. By the way, did you know it was the first book ever sold by her agent , and the second book ever acquired by her editor?
Galaxy British Book Award. Harry Williams. Restless capital means a working life that more closely resembles greyhounds chasing brst rabbit than any kind of craftsmanship. Book Sense Book of the Year.
Hansel and Gretel. Booker of Bookers 40th Anniversary? David Remnick. Chang-rae Lee.