Sunday was the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival. The weather was beautiful, the turn-out great and don’t get me started on the food trucks (I ♥ @fritesnmeats ). Lori from @TNBBC drove us into the city (Thanks Lori!) and I think I can speak for both of us when I say it was a blast! So what were the highlights? Prepare yourself for Parentheses OVERLOAD! 5 … Continue reading Brooklyn Book Fest ’11 Re-Cap
The long list was announced this Tuesday. Did you notice #4??? Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending Sebastian Barry On Canaan’s Side Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie Patrick deWitt THE SISTERS BROTHERS Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger’s Child Stephen Kelman Pigeon English Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days A.D. Miller Snowdrops Alison Pick Far … Continue reading 2011 MAN BOOKER LONG LIST IS ANNOUNCED…& guess who made it on???
In no particularly order – The HarperCollins team is just as awesome in real life as they are in emails & on twitter. They publish great books AND they throw a hell of a party. What more can you ask for? Have you seen the vlog, Books Are My Boyfriends? If not, you need to! Kit is exactly like that in real life. Super friendly, … Continue reading 11-ish Things I Learned at BEA 2011
The Man Booker International Prize 2011 finalists were announced yesterday. It’s more of a “lifetime” achievement award, so no real dark horses to send us all scurrying to Wikipedia for bios and bibliographies. The general consensus is that it’s a good list, – one likely to give the three judges some sleepless nights between now and May 18th. Wang Anvi (China) Juan Goytisolo (Spain) James … Continue reading The 2011 Man Booker International Prize. Judge for Yourself!