Who is a well known book critic?
I need a big name critic that if I mention to my English teacher he will know exactly who I'm talking about. Also if you could tell me what types of books they normally review that would be awesome
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
this is a list of winners from The National Book Critics Circle Award's going way back -
2010 Jennifer Egan A Visit from the Goon Squad
2009 Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall
2008 Roberto Bolaño 2666
2007 Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
2006 Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss
2005 E.L. Doctorow The March
2004 Marilynne Robinson Gilead
2003 Edward P. Jones The Known World
2002 Ian McEwan Atonement
2001 W.G. Sebald Austerlitz
2000 Jim Crace Being Dead
1999 Jonathan Lethem Motherless Brooklyn
1998 Alice Munro The Love of a Good Woman
1997 Penelope Fitzgerald The Blue Flower
1996 Gina Berriault Women in Their Beds
1995 Stanley Elkin Mrs. Ted Bliss
1994 Carol Shields The Stone Diaries
1993 Ernest J. Gaines A Lesson Before Dying
1992 Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses
1991 Jane Smiley A Thousand Acres
1990 John Updike Rabbit at Rest
1989 E.L. Doctorow Billy Bathgate
1988 Bharati Mukherjee The Middleman and Other Stories
1987 Philip Roth The Counterlife
1986 Reynolds Price Kate Vaiden
1985 Anne Tyler The Accidental Tourist
1984 Louise Erdrich Love Medicine
1983 William Kennedy Ironweed
1982 Stanley Elkin George Mills
1981 John Updike Rabbit Is Rich
1980 Shirley Hazzard The Transit of Venus
1979 Thomas Flanagan The Year of the French
1978 John Cheever The Stories of John Cheever
1977 Toni Morrison Song of Solomon
1976 John Gardner October Light
1975 E.L. Doctorow RagtimeSource(s): wiki
- Anonymous9 years ago
Me– Oh! Someone your teacher would know? Sorry, I'm only a well known critic among young aspiring authors(go figure).
Believe it or not, Stephen King is a harsh book critic(as you may have already heard when his remarks about the teen fiction "Twilight" were made public). He has a comment for almost every bestseller that hits the list. If your teacher hasn't heard of Stephen King than I am in awe!
Critics aren't normally confined to one genre of book. Whatever they happen to read will be a source of their opinion, as seen with S.K. commenting on a teen fiction novel when he is a renown horror author. You would think his library would be strictly gore!
Hoped this helped!
- bottsLv 43 years ago
RE: Is there a internet internet web site like Rotten Tomatoes for Books? What i'm searching for is a web web site with comments for books from truly, respected critics. some aspect that's might want to be similar to Rotten Tomatoes. I already understand of websites which have regularly occurring consumers evaluate the books, so telling me about any of those does not somewhat help.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Michiko Kakutani (New York Times)
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- 9 years ago
Harold Bloom; the classics