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Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2010

The longlist for the 2010 Independent Foreign Ficton Prize has been announced, and it’s quite a small press friendly affair. As usual, titles under consideration were those translated works (from a living author) published in the prior year within the… continue reading »

On The Nobel Prize in Literature

With the impact of recognising Herta Müller as the 2009 Nobel laureate in literature slightly dampened by rising expectations that she would be the recipient I find myself still happy, like last year, that it has went to a writer… continue reading »

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2009

The longlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2009 has been announced. The sixteen titles are: My Father’s Wives, José Eduardo Agualusa, translated by Daniel Hahn from the Portuguese (Arcadia Books) The Director, Alexander Ahndoril, translated by Sarah Death from… continue reading »

The Man Booker Prize 2008

If there was ever a time to sit down and reflect on the good old days then that time is now. Those good old days, of course, pertain to the Man Booker Prize in the days before there was such… continue reading »

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2008

It’s that time of year again, where we all go running to our search engines and tap in the name of the latest Nobel laureate. In recent years the Swedish Academy have been kind to us in recognising some names… continue reading »

Man Booker Prize 2008 – Longlist Announced

The longlist for the Man Booker Prize 2008 has been announced. The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga (Atlantic) Girl In A Blue Dress, Gaynor Arnold (Tindal Street) The Secret Scripture, Sebastian Barry (Faber & Faber) From A To X, John Berger… continue reading »

The Best Of The Booker – Shortlist

Following on from the 25th Anniversary ‘Booker Of Bookers’ in 1993, comes the 40th Anniversary ‘Best Of The Booker’, in which a panel of judges have saved the public the bother of whittling down all forty-one eligible titles to a… continue reading »

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2008 – Winner

Whittled down from over 100 titles to a longlist of 17 announced in January, the titles were again reduced in March to a final 6. And now, in a ceremony this evening, the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize… continue reading »

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2008

In a world where books come and go at a seemingly increasing rate, so fast that by the time the Booker, Costas, and Orange have been won, attention turns to the next year’s hopefuls, praise be to the International IMPAC… continue reading »

Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2008

It’s that time of year again. No, not Easter, but for the announcement of the UK’s least interesting literary prizes. With the Man Booker there’s the sense that publishers are submitting the best of the best (if never to see… continue reading »

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