11 Sep 2016

The New Torchlight List: North America

From Sunday Morning, 10:03 am on 11 September 2016

Jim Flynn discusses North American authors and tells Wallace Chapman that everyone must read Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. He also highly rates Philip Roth and Toni Morrison, but Wallace and Jim agree that Don DeLillo's Underworld, which received "extravagant praise", isn't really up to snuff. As Jim says: "It is hard to write the great American novel when you are trying to write the great American novel."