PW Under-rated writers list
In response to the Huffington Post’s over-rated writers list, PW makes an under-rated writers list. On Jesus Angel Garcia‘s FB page, there’s a discussion going on exactly what makes a writer under-rated. I mean, come on: Tao Lin is on the list, along with the likes of Deborah Eisenberg (a Guggenheim fellowship, three O’Henry’s, a MacArthur, etc.), Mary Gaitskill (been in Nyer, Harper’s, Esquire, etc), and Donald Antrim (finalist for a PEN/Faulker, frequent NYer contributor, etc), all writers I would say have received ample attention. If this is what it takes to be under-rated, what does someone have to do to be over-rated? (Don’t answer that. I already know the answer: be Jonathan Safron Foer or Junot Diaz.) To be fair, there are also some truly under-rated writers on their list. What do you think?