I've seen multiple books and Internet sites reference something they call the "so-called Gen-X writer and his style." The first time I saw this was in Noah Lukeman's book The First Five Pages. He called "the so-called Gen-X" writer's style "too minimalist." I have no idea what that means. Is there something especially indentifiable (and poor) in the writing style of Gen-Xers?
I've never heard of something called a Gen-X writer's style.
Any generalization that equates the writing style of Jonathan Safran Foer, Allegra Goodman, and Stephen Elliot is nuts.
Here's a clip from the NBCC blog with more "under 40" writers. See if this generalization applies to any of the people listed there.