Prizes

January 19, 2010

The Problem with Prizes (or, Who Cares About the International Booker?) 17

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Ladies and gentlemen, I give you… The Prize Championship Series!

November 18, 2009

McCann Wins National Book Award 4

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McCann, the favorite, took home the prize for Let the Great World Spin. Prizes were also awarded in Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature.

November 2, 2009

Digging into the 2010 IMPAC Longlist 0

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Because of the IMPAC award’s global reach and egalitarian process, it’s always interesting to dig deeper into the longlist.

October 14, 2009

2009 National Book Award Finalists Announced 1

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Colum McCann is the big name among the fiction finalists.

October 14, 2009

Small Presses and Nobel Prize Glory 9

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The day after the Nobel was announced, the press had 3,000 backorders for Müller’s book Nadirs.

October 8, 2009

Herta Müller Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature 1

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The 56-year-old, Romanian-born, German writer is the author of 19 books.

October 6, 2009

Hilary Mantel Takes Home the Booker Prize 0

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Wolf Hall wins.

September 22, 2009

2009’s Literary Geniuses 1

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We take a break from our countdown to salute this year’s literary “Genius grant” winners.

September 8, 2009

Booker Shortlist Heavy on Big Names 0

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Some of the biggest names in literature got the nod from the Booker judges for this year’s shortlist including J.M. Coetzee, A.S. Byatt, and Hilary Mantel. Three others also made the cut.

July 30, 2009

Debut Booker Longlister Subject of Controversy Online and Off 2

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Most of the Booker longlisters are fairly well-known, and (as of this writing) all of them, save three, have their own Wikipedia pages. However, one of those three has actually been the subject of a Wikipedia war over the last few years, and his page was deleted after months of contentious argument. Ed O’Loughlin is […]