Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vote for New Yorker Story of the Year

Only 11 days left to vote for your favorite New Yorker story of 2011. Choose from among Atwood, Munro, Coover, Englander, Marcus, Hadley, Saunders, Erdrich, Barnes, and Groff. The winner will be announced on New Year's Day.

For links to descriptions of all ten stories, go to The New Yorker Story of the Year: The Top Ten.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is the Atwood story doing on the list? The story is creaky, tedious, smug and triumphalist. I don't much care that she seems to despise most of humanity, particularly the male portion. Humanity will do okay without her endorsement. In one instance she describes the mouth of one of her characters as a closed vise. Not much later she uses a slight variation on the same trope to describe the mouth of another person. This is caricature, and not very interesting.