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Post-9/11 Fiction

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Post-9/11 Fiction
Courtyard Book Chats downtown, August 15, 2006
presented by Kit Keller, Nebraska Library Commission

As a writer, too, I have been struggling with what my writing has to offer in a world where terrors are now color-coded, where the dust from our tumbled-down towers is still floating in the air, where most recently a hurricane has created our very own refugee situation. “It’s just no something we’re used to,” a baffled local official in New Orleans being interviewed on NPR noted. “I mean if we were in a third world country, we’d be used to this.” I heard much the same remark about terrorism on our own shores after Sept. 11.

— Julia Alvarez
( The Washington Post )

After
by Claire Tristram

Digging to America
by Anne Tyler

Elements of Style
by Wendy Wasserstein

Saturday
by Ian McEwan

Saving the World
by Julia Alvarez

Specimen Days
by Michael Cunningham

The Whole World Over
by Julia Glass