The most awards but not most talented. A photo of contemporary american literature.

Correspondence from the other side of the ocean
by Linda Nordstrom

Are the writers receiving the major awards and official recognition really the best writers today? Or are they overrated mediocrities with little claim to recognition by posterity? The question is harder than ever to answer today, yet it is a worthwhile exercise to attempt (along with identifying underrated writers not favored by bureaucracy).

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