The list is up! I’ll be talking about these books a lot over the next few weeks. But today- for your reading pleasure – the 2014 Best Translated Book Award Fiction Longlist.* *Aren’t they pretty? Continue reading 2014 Best Translated Book Award Longlist
I always try to post updates on the more interesting literary awards – all the Man (International, Booker & Asian) Literary Prizes, the Nobel Prize for Literature, etc. But, as wonderful as those longlists tend to be, they seldom inspire the absolute, all-consuming, bank account-deflating, oh-my-god-where-am-I-going-to-put-more-books-I-don’t-care book lust as the lists I’m here to talk about today: The Best Translated Book Award and The Independent … Continue reading Translation Prizes – The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
Only a quick post today, dear readers – and I promise it’s not going to include a re-hash or re-posting of the Man Booker Longlist that was released last week. Not only have I read just one of the twelve books – Bring Up the Bodies is the only one I’d heard of before the big announcement. So, best to leave that discussion to those … Continue reading 2012 Man Booker Longlist – Nothing to See Here!
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???
Well, the 2010 Man Booker Prize Long List is up. I’m not sure if you pay attention to the Man Booker Prize, but if you do (or are interested in doing so) I recommend the following blogs – all of which have traditionally done a wonderful and thorough job of covering the books that make it onto the long & short lists – DoveGreyReader, KevinfromCanada … Continue reading Taking Bets on the Booker