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September 19, 2006

Geniuses 2006 0


The annual MacArthur “Genius” Fellows were named today. This award gives people from diverse fields $500,000 with “no strings attached,” for “exceptional creativity, as demonstrated through a track record of significant achievement, and manifest promise for important future advances.” There are typically a handful of literary types among the scientists, artists, and musicians who become […]

September 14, 2006

Booker Shortlist – With Excerpts! 0


Forget the longlist. The Booker Prize shortlist is here, and favorites Peter Carey and David Mitchell didn’t make the cut, clearing the field for lesser known writers as the Guardian describes. Those that did make the list are: The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai – Excerpt The Secret River by Kate Grenville – Excerpt […]

August 15, 2006

More Booker Prize News 0


Now that the 2006 Booker Prize longlist has been out for 24 hours, we’re seeing the commentary roll in. So far, the big story shaping up appears to be Peter Carey, who could win for a record third time with Theft, versus Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, who many believe was robbed when his […]

August 14, 2006

Booker Prize Longlist 2006 6


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]