Before we go any further, let's make one thing clear: We're not going to attach the superlative "best" to the list of 10 great Minnesota writers whose lives and work are chronicled inside this issue. That's not to say we don't believe they might very well represent just that--we do. But the recent controversy over the list of the top 100 novels of the 20th century, released by the Modern Library, has... More >>>