Published 9 December 20089 December 2008 · Main Posts lists for 2008 admin For some reason, the production of ‘best of’ lists seems to start earlier in the USA than Australia. Both the New York Times and Salon have given their top tens for 2008, which are duly listed below. The NYT list goes like this: FICTION DANGEROUS LAUGHTER: Thirteen Stories By Steven Millhauser. MERCY By Toni Morrison. NETHERLAND By Joseph O’Neill. 2666 By Roberto Bolaño. Translated by Natasha Wimmer. UNACCUSTOMED EARTH By Jhumpa Lahiri. NONFICTION THE DARK SIDE: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals By Jane Mayer. THE FOREVER WAR By Dexter Filkins. NOTHING TO BE FRIGHTENED OF By Julian Barnes. THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING Death and the American Civil War By Drew Gilpin Faust. THE WORLD IS WHAT IT IS The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul By Patrick French. Alfred A. Knopf, $30. Salon‘s version runs: FICTION 2666 by Roberto Bolaño A Person of Interest by Susan Choi The Likeness by Tana French Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher NONFICTION Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood by Mark Harris The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are by Rob Walker The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order by Joan Wickersham admin More by admin › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.