I'm guessing most blog readers are knee-deep in the wait and worry stage of MFA applications. I thought maybe we could take a break to look at what made us want to be writers in the first place: books! I know we've heard a lot of bad news about book sales and publishing layoffs recently, but despite all that 2009 is shaping up to be a great year for literature.
The Millions blog has a nice list of upcoming books.
The 2009 lineup includes Thomas Pynchon, Zadie Smith, William T. Vollmann, Philip Roth, Mary Gaitskill, Kazuo Ishiguro, Lorrie Moore and Jonathan Lethem. That is just to name a few.
What books are you looking forward to in 2009? This list is pretty fiction heavy, so maybe some rising poetry students can chime in.