On page 4 of the current (Dec/Jan) Bookforum, under the heading “Pub Dates: 2010: A Year of Reading” is a feature where they ask their “favorite [authors] to tell us what they liked reading this year.”

Here’s an excerpt from the entry by Sam Lipsyte, acclaimed author of The Ask (FSG):

“Collected Fictions by Gordon Lish. His enormous importance, as an editor and teacher, to the story of twentieth-century American fiction is now, finally, not in dispute. But I guess some more people will have to die before there can be a full reckoning with the power of these pieces.”

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