Monday, January 07, 2008

Something to argue about...

Whenever lists are produced it always produces fodder for numerous arguments. So The Times no doubt will have a fair few letters in next Saturday's edition and on its Book site in response to its list of the best post-war British authors.

For those who did not see it here is the top twenty:
1. Philip Larkin                             11. C.S. Lewis
2. George Orwell                          12. Iris Murdoch
3. William Golding                       13. Salman Rushdie
4. Ted Hughes                                14. Ian Fleming
5. Doris Lessing                             15. Jan Morris
6. J. R. R. Tolkien                          16. Roald Dahl
7. V. S. Naipaul                               17. Anthony Burgess
8. Muriel Spark                              18. Mervyn Peake
9. Kingsley Amis                             19. Martin Amis
10. Angela Carter                            20. Anthony Powell

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