Asides

Tokenism at NYTBR and its 100 Notable

The New York Times Book Review just published its notable 100 for 2010.  Topping the list is the misleading “Fiction and Poetry” header, misleading as it is mostly fiction and three books of poems.  Yes, 3.  There are three fiction titles starting with the letter A on the list.  Oh, the hypocrisy.

Discussion

Comments are disallowed for this post.

  1. Is the NYT suggesting that almost no good books were published by indie publishers in 2010? Or that big commercial houses make the best books for giving? Or . . . what, exactly?

    Posted by Jeff Waxman | November 25, 2010, 8:53 pm


blog advertising is good for you

Archives

You Say

  • Pete: If nothing else, that headline would have totally pissed off Huey Lewis.
  • Levi Stahl: In a large sense, it’s not a patch on his major work, but good god, I love Javier Marias’s...
  • KAO: Good to have you back, sir.
  • Soo Jin Oh: Hi, Jeff, I am loving the dispatches from the Winter Institute as it was one event I always wished I...
  • Jeff Waxman: That cover for CONTEMPTIBLE is phenomenal! Thanks, gents!
  • Diane: This only confirms what I have known intuitively for several years now in relation to my own store in the...
  • Jeff Waxman: Not in my family, it won’t.
  • M: The former. The latter: http://bit.ly/12alRq
  • Levi Stahl: Ouch. That sounds easily bad enough to take the prize. E-mail me with your address and I’ll put the...
  • DebraG: Thanks, Levi, for your post. By linking Jonathan Ames and “Dance” you’ve prompted me to...