onsdag 18. april 2012

Suggestion for reading contemporary British and American authors on VG3

This list is, again, very subjective and open for critique, but in my opinion this is a good list to present to average and above average students at the VG3-level (6th form college/A-level students).

List over British and American contemporary authors (marked with an asterix * means the authors are considered “easier” reads, either where language and content matter are conserned):
 British female authors:
Carol Birch
A.S. Byatt
Marian Keyes *
Doris Lessing
Kate Moss *
Edna O’Brien
Arundhati Roy
Zadie Smith
Muriel Spark
Joanna Trollope
Fay Weldon *

Contemporary British male authors:
Martin Amis
Julian Barnes
Roddy Doyle *
Mark Haddon *
Alan Hollinghurst
Nick Hornby *
Kazuo Ishiguro
Ian McEwan
Salman Rushdie
Irving Welsh *
for more tips on which novels to choose

Contemporary American female authors:
Tracy Chevalier *
Sandra Cisneros
Joan Didion
Alice Hoffman
Siri Hustvedt
Sue Monk Kidd *
Jhumpa Lahiri
Toni Morrison
Joyce Carol Oates
Alice Sebold
Donna Tartt
Alice Walker
for more tips on authirs and novels

Contemporary American male authors:
Paul Auster
Don DeLillo
Junot Diaz
Dave Eggers *
Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Franzen
John Irving *
Cormack McCarthy
Chuck Palahniuk
Phillip Roth
David Foster Wallace

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