Friday, August 09, 2013

Ten notable fictional writers

After author John Niven tagged his top ten writers in novels for the Guardian, a number of readers suggested other candidates for the list, including:
Grady Tripp
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon

Based on the real-life University of Pittsburgh professor who mentored Chabon in the 80s, Grady Tripp is – you guessed it – a Pittsburgh University teacher and writer. The work grew from Chabon's own concern about failing to finish a novel, and one-time literary phenomenon Grady Tripp spends the novel working on his own hefty manuscript. But his numerous vices – adultery, drugs and alcohol – are holding him back, and during a weekend writing festival in Pittsburgh things start to unravel.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue