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11 Authors You MUST Read Before College

By Beth Mishler Feb 5, 2013

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Don DeLillo

Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace count him as an influence, and you could too. Check out White Noise and Ratner’s Star. Both have narratives that are separate and distinguished, yet fluid and perfectly sequenced. Nothing’ll prep you better for all those "narrative structure" convos in college!

Tags: college, literature, stephen king, reviews, books-and-comics, toni morrison

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About the Author
Beth Mishler

Beth Mishler is a writer, producer, and pop culture connoisseur who has a weakness for the Whedonverse and all things sci-fi. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Beth currently lives in The Plains, Ohio, where she freelances, makes documentaries, and watches a kazillion hours of TV per week while anxiously awaiting the release of George R.R. Martin's next novel.

Wanna contact a writer or editor? Email contribute@sparknotes.com.