Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ten of the best journalists in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named a list of ten of the best journalists in literature.

One entry on the list:
Thomas Fowler

In Graham Greene's The Quiet American, Fowler is a British foreign correspondent covering the French military campaign in Vietnam. His work has made him (naturally) weary and cynical. In between visiting the frontline and filing his reports, he pursues a love-hate relationship with Alden Pyle, the American of the title.
Read about the other journalists on the list.

The Quiet American is among Charles Glass's five best books on Americans abroad, Robert McCrum's books to inspire busy public figures, Malcolm Pryce's top ten expatriate tales, Catherine Sampson's top ten Asian crime fiction, and Pauline Melville's top 10 revolutionary tales.

--Marshal Zeringue