BiblioFiles #57: Which Contemporary Novels Will Become Classics?


After receiving this intriguing question from a BiblioFiles listener, the crew settled in to indulge in an episode of pure, delicious speculation. Do you have a title you’d like to add to the conversation? Comment below with your suggestions for the CenterForLit reading list!

Referenced Works:

– “The Contribution of the 20th Century” by Clifton Fadiman

– Gilead, Home, and Lila by Marilynne Robinson

“The Steward of Middle-earth” by Hannah Long

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

BiblioFiles Episode #19: An Interview with Author Gary D. Schmidt

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

“Is the Aeneid a Celebration of Empire – Or a Critique?” by Daniel Mendelsohn

Blood Meridian and The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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