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Book awards: New York Times: Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years

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Works (19)

TitlesOrder
Beloved by Toni MorrisonWinner
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy TooleMultiple Votes
The Counterlife by Philip RothMultiple Votes
Housekeeping by Marilynne RobinsonMultiple Votes
The Human Stain by Philip RothMultiple Votes
Independence Day by Richard FordMultiple Votes
Jesus' Son by Denis JohnsonMultiple Votes
The Known World by Edward P. JonesMultiple Votes
Libra by Don DeLilloMultiple Votes
Mating by Norman RushMultiple Votes
Operation Shylock: A Confession by Philip RothMultiple Votes
The Plot against America by Philip RothMultiple Votes
Rabbit Angstrom: A Tetralogy by John UpdikeRunner-Up
Sabbath's Theater by Philip RothMultiple Votes
The Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienMultiple Votes
Underworld by Don DeLilloRunner-Up
Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories by Raymond CarverMultiple Votes
White Noise by Don DeLilloMultiple Votes
Winter's Tale by Mark HelprinMultiple Votes

Award description

Early this year, the Book Review's editor, Sam Tanenhaus, sent out a short letter to a couple of hundred prominent writers, critics, editors and other literary sages, asking them to please identify "the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years."

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