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National Book Critics Circle: The Finalists

Last week, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced its finalists in six categories. The choices, especially in the fiction category, are especially interesting (and worthy) titles. The selected novels aren’t just the ...
 
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2015 Pulitzer Prize Predictions (Updated)

With awards season underway, it’s the perfect time to think about the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction contenders. Really any time is okay for such contemplation, but I digress. In July, we gave you our first list of predictions...
 
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Best Books of 2014: Nonfiction

2014 has been a great year for nonfiction, especially for memoirs. Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant, a memoir in graphic novel form, was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the inaugural Kirkus...

 
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Why Roz Chast Deserves Our Attention

Doesn’t it make you happy when people get what is rightly theirs? Doesn’t it make you crack a smile—you know, the kind where your gleaming teeth actually appear from underneath those seemingly permanently pursed lips—when what ...
 
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Previewing the National Book Award Longlist

Literary awards season is upon us. A few weeks ago, the good people over at the Man Booker Prize announced their longlist. What an eclectic and essentially unpredictable bunch that was, but it was, nevertheless, a wonderful lis...

 
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Author Interview with Colin M. Drysdale

The virus apparently began in Haiti and quickly overwhelmed the mainland, and soon spread around the world. Those infected are no longer human, a fever destroying all but the baser instincts of the brain. What to do? Where to g...
 
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2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was....
 
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2015 Pulitzer Prize Predictions

I know that it’s impossible to believe, but it’s already past the midpoint of 2014. Wow, that was fast! The TBR pile on my shelf was gigantic at the beginning of the year, but it has slowly dissipated, as summer has come and (n...

 
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Pulitzer Prize Winners Duel: Goldfinch vs. Orphan Master’s Son

e have a winner. Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch claimed this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. We sort of called it in our 2014 Pulitzer Prize Predictions post. It’s a choice that has many bibliophiles debating whether Tartt dese...
 
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2014 Pulitzer Prize Predictions, Pt. 2

elcome back to our 2014 Pulitzer Prize predictions. We hope that you enjoyed our first installment. Let’s say you’ve read the leading titles. Well, there is another tier of equally awesome, but slightly less-likely novels. Sinc...