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Thursday, 22 November 2007

Times notables

The New York Times has released its annual list of "100 Notable Books of the Year", chosen by the book review editors (in a few days they'll name their ten best books of the year). They include four titles of particular Caribbean interest: Derek Walcott's Selected Poems, ed. Edward Baugh; Junot Díaz's novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; Edwidge Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying; and Ralph Ellison: A Biography, by the Trinidadian writer Arnold Rampersad. As 2007 draws to a close, we'll be seeing lots more lists like this--maybe, dear readers, we'll even do one here at Antilles.... Any suggestions? What are the most interesting, most revelatory, most enjoyable Caribbean books of the past year? Tell us in the comments below.

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