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October 13, 2005

The Nobel goes to Harold Pinter 0

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It’s been a busy week on the awards circuit. What seemed like a relatively calm Booker season grew divisive after the winner was announced: “The worst, certainly the most perverse, and perhaps the most indefensible choice in the 36-year history of the contest,” said former Booker judge Boyd Tonkin of this year’s choice, John Banville’s […]

October 12, 2005

Awards Mania: National Book Award Finalists 0

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The Booker was awarded Monday, the Nobel Prize will be awarded tomorrow, and today this year’s National Book Award finalists were announced (by John Grisham, no less). Last year the National Book Foundation was vehemently criticized by some and defended by others for nominating five relatively unknown women from New York in the fiction category, […]

October 10, 2005

John Banville’s The Sea wins Booker Prize 0

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Mark will be happy. He recently posted the first three parts of his long interview with John Banville. Maybe now that Banville has won the Booker Prize for his novel, The Sea, Mark will get around to posting the interview’s final installment. From the Times story linked above: The chairman of the judges, Professor John […]

October 5, 2005

The Lettre Ulysses Award 0

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There are plenty of awards for fiction and quite a few for different types of non-fiction, but, according to the people behind the Lettre Ulysses Award, “no world prize for reportage literature existed before 2003.” That’s when a couple of German foundations got together “to provide symbolic, moral and financial support for reporters whose courage, […]

September 19, 2005

Jonathan Lethem wins MacArthur Genius Grant 0

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It’ll be in tomorrow’s papers and on most Web sites tonight at midnight but a couple of foreign papers have posted their stories early: Jonathan Lethem has been awarded a genius grant worth $500,000. I’ll update this post tomorrow with more details once all the winners are officially announced. Update: Well. Not much to report. […]

September 8, 2005

Booker list gets shorter 0

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As has been noted elsewhere, the Booker shortlist was unveiled today. This year’s six book list has a lot of name recognition. Here are the shortlisters: The Sea by John Banville, Arthur and George by Julian Barnes, A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, The Accidental by Ali […]

August 10, 2005

Booker longlist is here 0

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As many other book bloggers have noted, the illustrious Man Booker Prize longlist was announced today: The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash AwThe Sea by John BanvilleArthur & George by Julian BarnesA Long Long Way by Sebastian BarrySlow Man by JM CoetzeeIn the Fold by Rachel CuskNever Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroAll For Love […]

April 5, 2005

Looking back on the 2004 National Book Award 0

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Some of you may recall that the 2004 National Book Award caused quite a stir in newspaper book pages as well as on lit blogs last fall. The judges were decried by some for picking five finalists whose similarities – that all five of them were women hailing from NYC – were hard to ignore, […]

March 19, 2005

Book Critics Winners announced 0

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As others have mentioned, the winners of the National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced last night. Here they are with some links to excerpts and/or reviews if you want to know more about the books: Fiction: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson – excerpt, review Nonfiction: The Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch – excerpt, review Biography: De […]

January 23, 2005

Critics’ Finalists Announced 0

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Much as The 9/11 Commission Report made big headlines for its non-fiction National Book Award nomination, the nomination of Bob Dylan’s Chronicles, Vol. 1 for best biography by the National Book Critics Circle (though I’m told the book is deserving of this honor) will likely steal the spotlight in terms of news coverage of the […]