Writers Pick Best Books of '09

Nick Hornby, Judy Blume, and more weigh in
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2009 3:40 PM CST
Writers Pick Best Books of '09
"The Financial Lives of Poets" by Jess Walters has "most things that one can reasonably expect from a good novel," says Nick Hornby. It's about the financial crisis yet manages to be "a joy to read."

What was the best book of the year? Salon asked Nick Hornby, Junot Diaz, Curtis Sittenfeld, and other people with better literary credentials than ours what they enjoyed in 2009. Their responses are in the photo gallery. (More book stories.)

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