Everything is Different Now, maybe, or not

by zunguzungu

I asked twitter what counts as “post-9/11″ American literature, with or without the “American.” This is what they and I came up with:

  • Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent (1906)
  • Don DeLillo, The Names (1982)
  • Hanif Kureishi, The Black Album (1996)
  • Suheir Hammad, “First Writing Since” (2001)
  • Orhan Pamuk, “The Anger of the Damned” (2001)
  • Salman Rushdie, “Yes, This is About Islam” (2001)
  • Arundhati Roy, “The Algebra of Infinite Justice” (2001)
  • Ward Churchill “Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens” (2001)
  • Wells Tower, “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned” (2002)
  • Granta 77 “What We Think of America” (2002)
  • Amiri Baraka, “Somebody Blew Up America” (2002)
  • Spike Lee, 25th Hour (2002)
  • Slavoj Zizek, “Welcome to the Desert of the Real” (2002)
  • William Gibson, Pattern Recognition (2003)
  • Donald Rumsfeld, occasional poetry. (2003)
  • Michael Muhammad Knight, The Taqwacores (2003)
  • Tom Junod, “The Falling Man” (2003)
  • David Foster Wallace, “The Suffering Channel” (2004)
  • The 9/11 Commission Report (2004)
  • Art Spiegelman, In the Shadow of No Towers (2004)
  • Tony Kushner, Only We Who Guard The Mystery Shall Be Unhappy (2004)
  • Battlestar Galactica (2004-8)
  • Brian K. Vaughan, Ex Machina (2004-2010)
  • Christopher Nolan, Batman Begins (2005)
  • Wes Craven, Red Eye (2005)
  • Interrogation Log of Detainee 063 at Guantanamo Bay (2005)
  • Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005)
  • Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Sightseeing (2005)
  • Frédéric Beigbeder, Windows on the World (2005)
  • Juliana Spahr, This Connection of Everyone With Lungs (2005)
  • Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (2005)
  • Erik Saar and Viveca Novak, Inside The Wire: Inside the Wire, A Military Intelligence Soldier’s Eyewitness Account of Life at Guantanamo (2005)
  • Ken Kalfus, A Disorder Peculiar to the Country (2006)
  • Alfonso Cuaron, Children of Men (2006)
  • Richard Powers, The Echo Maker (2006)
  • Jess Walter, The Zero (2006)
  • Jonathan Raban, Surveillance (2006)
  • Max Brooks, World War ZAn Oral History of the Zombie War (2006)
  • Laird Hunt, The Exquisite (2006)
  • Nell Freudenberger, The Dissident (2006)
  • Ashis Nandy, “The Other 9/11″ (2006)
  • John Updike, Terrorist (2006)
  • Claire Messud, The Emperor’s Children (2006)
  • David Hare, Stuff Happens (2006)
  • Don DeLillo, Falling Man (2007)
  • Juliana Spahr, The Transformation (2007)
  • Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke (2007)
  • Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007)
  • Paul Haggis, In the Valley of Elah (2007)
  • Sinan Antoon, I’jaam (2007)
  • William Gibson, Spook Country (2007)
  • Phillip Roth, Exit Ghost (2007)
  • Verso, War With No End (2007)
  • Pankaj Mishra, “The End of Innocence” (2007)
  • Yasmina Khadra, The Swallows of Kabul (2008)
  • Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Martin Amis, The Second Plane (2008)
  • Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker (2008)
  • James Marsh, Man on Wire (2008)
  • Coen Brothers, The, Burn After Reading (2008)
  •  Chris Adrian, A Better Angel (2008)
  • Nadeem Aslam, Wasted Vigil (2008)
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
  • Joseph O’Neill Netherland (2008)
  • Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project (2008)
  • Neill Blomkamp, District 9 (2009)
  • Armando Iannucci, In the Loop (2009)
  • Jonathan Lethem, Chronic City (2009)
  • Chuck Palahniuk, Pygmy (2009)
  • David Finkel, The Good Soldiers (2009)
  • Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin (2009)
  • Amitava Kumar, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb (2010)
  • Rachel Zolf, Neighbour Procedure (2010)
  • George W. Bush, Decision Points (2010)
  • William Gibson, Zero History (2010)
  • Lorraine Adams, Harbor (2010)
  • Lorraine Adams, The Room and the Chair (2011)
  • Amy Waldman, The Submission (2011)
  • Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs (2009)
  • Hari Kunzru, Gods Without Men (2011)
  • Lavie Tidhar, Osama (2011)
  • Edmund Caldwell, Human Wishes/Enemy Combatant (2011)
  • Daisy Rockwell, Little Book of Terror (2011)
  • Lavie Tidhar, Osama (2011)
  • Claudia Rankine, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric (2011)
  • Jarett Kobek, ATTA (2011)
  • Kathryn Cramer, “Am I Free To Go?” (2012)
  • Sam Thompson, Communion Town (2012)
  • Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
  • Poetry of the Taliban (2012)
  • Tabish Khair, How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position (2012)
  • Rowan Ricardo Phillips, The Ground: Poems (2012)
  • Teju Cole, Open City (2012)
  • Azadeh Moaveni, Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran (2012)