Big Names in Literature

Great books  for advanced readers

Here I am sharing my project schedule and tasks for the topic “Big Names in Literature”. The aim of this project is to give advanced learners (year 7 or 8) a wide choice of contemporary writers. In this project they read shortstories or extracts of each of these writers to get a first idea of their themes and styles. In addition to the short texts, each student chooses one auther and reads one of their novels. Then the learners work in “author groups” and share their findings. In the group presentations, they present all the different novels the group members have read and what they have found out about their writer’s themes and style.

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Ian Mc Ewan The Cement Garden Comfort of Strangers
  Enduring Love Amsterdam
  Atonement The Innocent
  On Chesil Beach  
T.C. Boyle The Tortilla Curtain A Friend of the Earth
  Talk Talk Drop City

Paul Auster Mr. Vertigo The Music of Chance
  The New York Trilogy The Book of Illusions
  Leviathan Augie Wren’s Christmas Story

John Irving The World According to Garp A Prayer For Owen Meany

Kurt Vonnegut Cat’s Cradle Slaughterhouse Five
Tracy Chevalier The Girl with a Pearl Earring The Virgin Blue
  Falling Angels The Lady and
the Unicorn
  Burning Bright Remarkable Creatures

Barbara Kingsolver The Bean Trees Pigs in Heaven
  The Poisonwood Bible The Lacuna
  Animal Dreams Homeland
  High Tide in Tucson Small Wonder

J.S. Foer Incredibly Loud and
Incredibly Close
Everything is Illuminated
  Eating Animals  
Nick Hornby About a boy Slam
  A long way down  



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