The list author says: "Some of these writers have been around for a while, Marilynne Robinson for instance, but they're new to me. Most have come on the scene fairly recently, Kevin Brockmeier for instance. All have undeniable talent."
"Haddon switches to humor with his second effort. George Hall is convinced his skin disease is cancer. His wife's affair, his daughter's disastrous second marriage, and his gay son, barely register with him as he contemplates his demise."
"Truckdriver Mark Schluter jacknifes his truck on an arrow-straight highway. Afterwards he suffers from Capgrass Syndrome, an inability to match intellectual meaning with his emotional meaning. He doesn't believe his sister is really his sister, for instance. His nurse's aide is hiding something."