You don't need to write about big cities to say big stuff,' says novelist Edward Hogan. William Trevor, Alice Munro and Annie Proulx are among his small-town stars.
A few of my favourites are included here. The Ice Storm made me fall in love with Rick Moody. Annie Proulx's reference to "twisted faced losers" in Close Range is now part of my lexicon. Alice Munro, William Trevor and Patrick McCabe, oh my.