Second Time’s the Charm

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Slate and the Whiting Foundation have teamed up to save authors from the dreaded sophomore slump in a quest to unearth the five best second novels of the last five years. Novelists Yiyun Li and Colson Whitehead will be judging alongside other literary personalities. If you were waiting for the opportune moment to sneak-publish that semi-fictional multimedia pseudo-sequel you’ve been holding onto, this is it.


Roxie Pell is a student at Wesleyan University, where she writes for Wesleying and The Argus and tweets hilarious nuggets of pure wisdom @jonathnfranzen. More from this author →