No Atwood. No Pynchon. No Vonnegut. No Julian Barnes, no Patricia Highsmith, no Martin Amis, no David Foster Wallace, no Chinua Achebe. We could continue. Robert McCrum’s list of the 100 best novels has already been picked over for its shortage of women, of writers of colour – even of Irish authors. It’s all in good humour, and to prolong the fun we’re inviting you to nominate the one (or several) novels that you think should absolutely have been on the list. We will publish a compilation soon on the Guardian site. Here are some examples of what readers have already said.
Please fill in the form below with your nominations.