Wednesday January 5th, 2011

A Big Preview of 2011 Books

palekingThe Millions has an extensive preview of 2011 books, focused mostly on fiction. There’s plenty to read, though it doesn’t jump out at me as a banner year on paper. There are highly anticipated first novels coming from New Yorker favorites Karen Russell and Tea Obreht. Colm Tóibín, Roddy Doyle, E.L. Doctorow, and Jim Shepard are publishing story collections.

The only giant on the horizon is David Foster Wallace’s posthumous novel, The Pale King, due in April. Such projects give me — and many others — pause, but like any Wallace fan, I’m more than curious.