There are no good books (Sat) Lev Grossman
03 Sep 2016, 12pm - from $27 Studio
Is ‘literary’ fiction more valuable than the ‘genre’ fiction of thrillers, fantasy and science fiction? And who decides? In the age of Amazon and Goodreads, where you can find online 6,000 one-star reviews of Ulysses, does the distinction between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ books still mean anything? What is literature now?
Chaired by Annamarie Jagose
Lev Grossman is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, published in 25 countries and made into an hour-long drama on the Syfy channel. Grossman is the book critic for Time magazine and has written essays and criticism for Salon, Slate, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Lingua Franca, The Week, Village Voice and The Believer, among others. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.