Jonathan Franzen supports Stella
Franzen says he supports the idea of the Stella Prize, which is modelled on Britain’s Orange Prize, as “good affirmative action”. “The bias you are talking about is very real and it’s upsetting. In North America, when anyone talks about the great writers they mention Philip Roth and Don DeLillo and then go on down the list, but why is [Canadian writer] Alice Munro not at the top of that list? She is the genius in our midst.” Read more of this article here .