TIME has just released its annual list of the 100 most influential movers and shakers around the globe, and we were delighted to see the inclusion of a couple of writers alongside the likes of Jay Z, Malala Yousafzai, Gabrielle Giffords, and, of course, Barack Obama.
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Congrats are in order for Hilary Mantel for making the list. Mantel also picked up a nomination earlier this week for the prestigious Women's Prize for Fiction for Bring Up the Bodies, which came in at #9 on our Best Books of 2012.
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Also on the list is George Saunders, whose collection of short stories, Tenth of December, was predicted by the New York Times—on January 3, no less—to be the "Best Book You'll Read This Year." We, ourselves, predict that the book will be on our list of the Best Books of 2013.
What do you think? Are there other writers you feel deserved a spot on the list?