In Which I Attempt to Assess Author Legacies

A short piece on all the notable American writers who have died in the last 12 months with some thoughts as to whose work will endure the longest is available at the Guardian Book Blog.

From a crime fiction standpoint, I’m a bit troubled that just two and a half years after his passing Ed McBain seems to have fallen off the radar, but that only suggests he’s due for a major revival sometime down the line, right?