2014’s 10 Best Works of Fiction So Far

The first half of the year has been filled with great books, largely by young or debut authors (as well as familiar names like Lydia Davis). From Helen Oyeyemi to Kyle Minor, these authors’ 2014 offerings come with the promise of decades-long careers to come, and bode well for the future of fiction.


Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi

As we’ve said before, Oyeyemi might be made of magic. This retelling of Snow White, which has far more to do with race in America than it does with a beautiful princess living with seven dwarves, proved that she possesses a unique imagination, is a great storyteller, and is a writer operating on a different level.