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.


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  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

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