My Favorite Lit-Blog Things: October 20, 2011

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes wins the 2011 Man Booker Prize. (Link to Kevin from Canada who has a great review and further links.)

Broken Kingdom: Fifty Years of The Phantom Tollbooth” (The New Yorker)

Istanbul: Or How I Fell in Love With a Novel” (Salon)

Where good fiction comes from” ( With links to reviews of Eugenides’s latest.

Another Eugenides review, this one by Lydia Kiesling. (The Millions)

A Jewish Writer in America” (The New York Review of Books) (Taken from a lecture by Saul Bellow originally given in 1988.)

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