These Are the 99 Percent of the Literary World


A group of writers has started a website called Occupy Writers in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests; author Francine Prose and poet D.A. Powell have already written short pieces for the site explaining their support. The list tends toward the small-press published, lefty magazine editors, and generally highbrow types. It’s not without big, big names (Elizabeth Wurtzel, Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker, James Wolcott of Vanity Fair, Ann Patchett, Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan *), but there’s nary a James Patterson or Stephenie Meyer in sight.

*This post has been corrected to show that Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize, not the National Book Award (for which she was a nominee).

[Occupy Writers]