Have you read this? Or this? I guess it's safe to say that an American won't be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature this year. Horace Engdahl, the permanent secretary of the Nobel Prize Academy, says that "U.S. writers are too sensitive to trends in their own mass culture," their "too isolated, too insular," and that "that ignorance is restraining" their work. I'd like to know what he's reading. I'd also like to know what Steve Schirripa--cast member of "The Sopranos"--has to say about this:
Now I know.