Prizes

June 10, 2010

Kingsolver Wins the Orange 0

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In a reprise of this year’s Rooster final, Barbara Kingsolver’s Lacuna comes out on top this time, besting Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall (and four other finalists) for the Orange Prize.

April 12, 2010

2010’s Pulitzer Winners: A Big Day for Indie Presses 1

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This year’s Pulitzer winner for fiction has gone to a book from Bellevue Literary Press, an “unlikely” operation that runs out of Bellevue, the famous New York psych hospital.

April 12, 2010

IMPAC Unveils Eclectic Shortlist 2

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This year’s shortlist is typically eclectic, representing six countries and ranging from bestsellers, to relative unknowns.

March 12, 2010

Wolf Hall Wins the 2009 NBCC Award 0

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Hilary Mantel takes home more hardware.

February 16, 2010

The Best Translated Book Award Shortlist 12

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A young award for literature in translation highlights the best translated works with its newly announced shortlist.

January 24, 2010

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced 3

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The fiction list includes four books by women, three of which have already gotten some award love from the National Book Award and the Booker Prize.

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.