The trouble I have with the Tinkers headlines is that they actually play into the accepted New York narrative. As if there weren’t a thousand Tinkers left on the boardroom floor. As if there weren’t more good books not just published outside New York but likely left unpublished in a system of this sort. And as if all great and original books can jump through the necessary hoops, held up by fundamentally (if not politically) conservative and profit-minded businessmen. As if we are really reading the best of the best.