Influential Fiction

Influential Fiction

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For Time‘s tenth annual “100 Most Influential People” issue, memoirist Mary Karr describes short story writer and fellow Syracuse faculty member George Saunders as “a stiff tonic for the vapid agony of contemporary living,” while Charles Dickens biographer Claire Tomalin praises Hilary Mantel—whose 2012 Man Booker-winning novel Bring Up the Bodies was recently shortlisted for the Women’s Prize in Fiction—for her “power, wit and intelligence.” As noted by The Huffington Post, the list includes 21 other public figures who have written or are currently writing books, from President Obama to Lena Dunham.

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This article originally appeared on Zola Books.