twentieth-century fiction


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early 20th-century american fiction

William Dean Howells (1837-1920)

Henry James (1843-1916)

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)

Willa Cather (1873-1947)

Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945)

Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)

Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951

John Steinbeck (1902-1968)


modernist fiction and modernism

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

James Joyce (1882-1941)

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Djuna Barnes (1892-1982)

Jean Toomer (1894-1967)

William Faulkner (1897-1962)

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977)

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)


crime & detective fiction

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

James M. Cain (1892-1977)

Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961)


mid-century american fiction

Nella Larsen (1891-1964)

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)

Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980)

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

John O'Hara (1905-1970)

Wallace Stegner (1909-1993)

Eudora Welty (1909-2001)

John Cheever (1912-1982)

Ralph Ellison (1914-1994)

Saul Bellow (1915-2005)

Shirley Jackson (1916-1965)

J.D. Salinger (1919-2010)

Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

Norman Mailer (1923-2007)

James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

Harper Lee (1926-2016)

John Updike (1932-2009)

Philip Roth (b. 1933)


beat fiction

Paul Bowles (1910-1999)

William Burroughs (1914-1997)

Jane Bowles (1917-1973)

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)


other twentieth-century british fiction

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)

E.M. Forster (1879-1970)

D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923)

Jean Rhys (1890-1979)

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

George Orwell (1903-1950)

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966)

Graham Greene (1904-1991)

William Golding (1911-1993)

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993)

Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014)

A.S. Byatt (b. 1936- )

Ian McEwan (b. 1948-)


later 20th-century american fiction

Barthelme, Donald

Capote, Truman

Carver, Raymond

Didion, Joan

Dubus, Andre Jr.

Erdrich, Louise

Kennedy, William

Kesey, Ken

Morrison, Toni

Pynchon, Thomas

Tan, Amy

Walker, Alice


world fiction in english

Achebe, Chinua

Allende, Isabel

Coetzee, J.M.

Dinesen, Isac (Karen Blixen)

Gordimer, Nadine

Ishiguro, Kazuo

Kincaid, Jamaica

Kureishi, Hanif

Naipaul, V.S.

Okigbo, Christopher

Ondaatje, Michael

Roy, Arundhati

Rushdie, Salman

Seth, Vikram


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