AWP & Classification

Two items you should check out at the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog. First, one reporter’s impressions of the recent AWP conference in Seattle. AWP is nothing if not…exhausting. But it’s also great to be around so many writers, editors, and book lovers. (Says Sasha Weiss, “A.W.P. feels like a giant reunion of English majors thrilled to be back at school.”) Thanks to everyone who stopped by our humble booth.

The other item is a recent post by Brad Leithauser. It’s about the trouble with critical categorizations. You say Faulknerian, I say Foresterian. If only we could call the whole thing off.