Sunday, November 06, 2022

Sixty top campus novels from the last 100 years

Emily Temple is the author of The Lightness and the Managing Editor at Literary Hub.

She earned her MFA in fiction from the University of Virginia, where she was the recipient of a Henfield Prize.

[My Book, The Movie: The Lightness; The Page 69 Test: The Lightness]

At Lit Hub Temple tagged the 60 best campus novels from the last 100 years, including:
Julie Schumacher, Dear Committee Members (2014)

A campus novel in the form of a series of recommendation letters from a very put-upon (and irritated) professor. As funny as it sounds.
Read about another entry on the list.

Dear Committee Members is among Louise Dean's top ten novels about novelists, Emily Temple's fifteen great campus novels published in the last decade, Jenn Ashworth and Richard V. Hirst's ten top modern epistolary novels, Maureen Corrigan's top 12 books of 2014, Kate DiCamillo's 3 favorite books of 2014, and Ellen Wehle's four top novels "in which teachers and students run just a little bit off the rails."

The Page 69 Test: Dear Committee Members.

--Marshal Zeringue