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August 14, 2006

Booker Prize Longlist 2006 6

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The Booker Prize longlist has arrived. I’ll do another post with some articles analyzing the list once the pundits across the pond have weighed in. Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai Gathering the Water by Robert Edric Get a Life by Nadine Gordimer The Secret River by […]

August 4, 2006

The 2006 Lettre Ulysses Award Longlist 0

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There are tons of literary awards out there, but last year I discovered one that caught my interest because of its international and journalistic focus. The Lettre Ulysses Award celebrates book-length reporting, and does not limit its scope to any single language or geographic area. The result is that a richly varied list of books […]

April 19, 2006

The Pulitzer needs a shortlist 1

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I was ruminating a bit about the Pulitzer Prize this week and wondering why it isn’t a bigger deal. The bookstore I worked at in Los Angeles may not be indicative of national trends, but while I was there, the Booker Prize and the National Book Award moved more books than the Pulitzer. (The Nobel […]

April 18, 2006

Excerpts of Pulitzer Winners and Finalists 0

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Comcast’s Internet service was been down for about 36 hours which has made blogging difficult. Now that my day job is officially a work from home gig, I rely on steady Internet access like never before, and considering the amount of time I spend blogging and using the Internet for pretty much all of the […]

April 6, 2006

IMPAC shortlist 2

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The IMPAC shortlist is in. If you don’t know about the IMPAC, it’s very unique prize with a very long longlist. The longlist is composed of nominees from over 150 libraries around the world. Those picks are then whittled down to a shortlist via a panel of judges. As you’ll see from the shortlist, since […]

April 4, 2006

Shortlist unveiled for richest short story prize 1

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This morning the Guardian points to the shortlist for the National Short Story Prize, a British contest that attracted more than 1,400 entries. The point of the contest is to “re-establishing the importance of the British short story,” and as such there are some recognizable names on the shortlist to get people interested, including master […]

March 6, 2006

Tourney Time 0

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It’s that time of year again – the time of year when various orginizations and institutions take the cue from the NCAA basketball tournament to create their own contest in which various products are placed into brackets so that, via head to head competition, the best of the best can be determined. Usually this sort […]

January 30, 2006

Tourney Time 0

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The Morning News is kicking off their second annual tournament of books. Among the nominees is the latest LBC selection, Garner by Kirstin Allio. The tournament was a lot of fun last year, and it looks to be good this year, too. Things get underway in February. via Maud

November 26, 2005

The IMPAC very long list 0

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The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is unique in that the longlist (or pool of nominees) is not created from submissions by publishers. Instead libraries throughout the world nominate books, resulting in a very long longlist that spans many countries. Eventually, the list is whittled way down to a shortlist by a panel of judges […]

November 17, 2005

Whitbread finalists 0

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Sometimes it seems like all there is to write about is book awards. The National Book Awards are handed out, but wait, here are the Whitbread finalists. The Whitbread, Britain’s second most prestigious prize after the Booker, is, it seems to me, at a disadvantage. Since the Whitbread comes out only a couple of months […]