03 December 2013

The other John Williams

John Edward Williams was a novelist and poet who spent most of his career at the University of Denver. 19 years after his death, his novel STONER was named the Waterstones (UK book chain) Book of the Year, a victory for the long tail -- or the notion that great books have no season, if you prefer. 


Anonymous said...

Yes, a surprising story. Even more so to considering that the groundswell started here in the Netherlands.
http://www.themillions.com/2013/06/a-forgotten-bestseller-the-saga-of-john-williamss-stoner.html - Jo

Ellen said...

How neat! I'll have to add it to my 2014 to read list.