Tuesday, March 9, 2010

National Book Awards

A complete list of all winners and finalists in fiction; with those completed highlighted in gold and starred. Those on my shelves tbr are in blue.

Let the Great World Spin - Colum McCann (Winner)
American Salvage - Bonnie Jo Campbell,
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders - Daniyal Mueenuddin
Lark and Termite - Jayne Anne Phillips
Far North - Marcel Theroux
Shadow Country - Peter Matthiessen (Winner)
The Lazarus - Project Aleksandar Hemon,
Telex from - Cuba Rachel Kushner
Home***** - Marilynne Robinson
The End - Salvatore Scibona
Tree of Smoke - Denis Johnson (Winner)
Fieldwork - Mischa Berlinski
Varieties of Disturbance - Lydia Davis
Then We Came to the End - Joshua Ferris,
Like You’d Understand, Anyway - Jim Shepard
The Echo Maker****+ - Richard Powers (Winner)
Only Revolutions - Mark Z. Danielewski
A Disorder Peculiar to the Country - Ken Kalfus
Eat the Document - Dana Spiotta
The Zero - Jess Walter
Europe Central- William T. Vollmann (Winner)
The March - E.L. Doctorow
Veronica - Mary Gaitskill
Trance by Christopher Sorrentino
Holy Skirts - Renè Steinke
The News from Paraguay - Lily Tuck (Winner)
Madeleine is Sleeping - Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Florida - Christine Schutt
Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories by Joan Silber
Our Kind - Kate Walbert
The Great Fire - Shirley Hazzard (Winner)
Drop City - T.C Boyle
The Known World - Edward P. Jones
A Ship Made of Paper - Scott Spencer
Evidence of Things Unseen - Marianne Wiggins
Three Junes - Julia Glass (Winner)
Big If - Mark Costello
You Are Not a Stranger Here - Adam Haslett
Gorgeous Lies - Martha McPhee
The Heaven of Mercury - Brad Watson
The Corrections** - Jonathan Franzen
Among the Missing - Dan Chaon
Look at Me - Jennifer Egan
The Last Report on the Miracle at Little No Horse - Louise Erdrich
Highwire Moon by - Susan Straight
In America - Susan Sontag (Winner)
The Feast of Love - Charles Baxter
The Diagnosis - Alan Lightman
Blonde - Joyce Carol Oates
Blue Angel - Francine Prose
Waiting - Ha Jin (Winner)
House of Sand and Fog - Andre Dubus III
Plainsong - Kent Haruf
Hummingbird House - Patricia Henley
Who Do You Love - Jean Thompson
Charming Billy***** - Alice McDermott (Winner)
Kaaterskill Falls - Allegra Goodman
The Healing - Gayl Jones
Damascus Gate - Robert Stone
A Man in Full - Tom Wolfe
Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier (Winner)
Underworld - Don DeLillo
Le Divorce - Diane Johnson
Echo House - Ward Just
The Puttermesser Papers***** - Cynthia Ozick
Ship Fever and Other Stories - Andrea Barrett (Winner)
Atticus - Ron Hansen
The Giant's House - Elizabeth McCracken
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer - Steven Millhauser
The River Beyond the World - Janet Peery
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth (Winner)
All Souls' Rising - Madison Smartt Bell
Krik? Krak! - Edwidge Danticat
Interstate - Stephen Dixon
The House on the Lagoon - Rosario Ferrè
A Frolic of His Own - William Gaddis (Winner)
Moses Supposes - Ellen Currie
White Man's Grave - Richard Dooling
The Bird Artist**** - Howard Norman
The Collected Stories - Grace Paley
The Shipping News- E. Annie Proulx (Winner)
United States: Essays 1952-1992***** - Gore Vidal (Winner Nonfiction)
Come to Me - Amy Bloom
The Pugilist at Rest - Thom Jones
Operation Wandering Soul - Richard Powers
Swimming in the Volcano - Bob Shacochis
All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy (Winner)
Bastard out of Carolina - Dorothy Allison
Dreaming in Cuban - Cristina Garcia
Lost in the City - Edward P. Jones
Outerbridge Reach - Robert Stone
Mating - Norman Rush (Winner)
Wartime Lies - Louis Begley
Frog - Stephen Dixon
The MacGuffin - Stanley Elkin
Beyond Deserving - Sandra Scofield
Middle Passage***** - Charles Johnson (Winner)
Chromos - Felipe Alfau
Paradise - Elena Castedo
Dogeaters - Jessica Hagedorn
Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart - Joyce Carol Oates
Spartina - John Casey (Winner)
Billy Bathgate - E.L. Doctorow
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love - Oscar Hijuelos
The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63***** - Taylor Branch (Nonfiction Finalist)
Paris Trout - Pete Dexter (Winner)
Libra - Don DeLillo
Vanished - Mary McGarry Morris
Wheat That Springeth Green - James F. Powers
Breathing Lessons - Anne Tyler
Paco's Story - Larry Heinemann (Winner)
That Night - Alice McDermott
Beloved**** - Toni Morrison
The Northern Lights - Howard Norman
The Counterlife - Philip Roth
World's Fair - E. L. Doctorow
Whites - Norman Rush
A Summons to Memphis - Peter Taylor
White Noise - Don DeLillo
Always Coming Home - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Tree of Life - Hugh Nissenson
Easy in the Islands - Bob Shacochis (Winner First Novel)
Victory over Japan: A Book of Stories - Ellen Gilchrist
Foreign Affairs - Alison Lurie
The Anatomy Lesson - Philip Roth
Stones for Ibarra - Harriet Doerr (Winner First Novel)
One Writer's Beginnings***** - Eudora Welty (Nonfiction Finalist)
The Color Purple***** - Alice Walker (Winner Hardcover)
Collected Stories of Eudora Welty - Eudora Welty (Winner Paperback)
The Women of Brewster Place**** - Gloria Naylor (Winner First Novel)
A Mother and Two Daughters    Gail Godwin
Shiloh and Other Stories - Bobbie Ann Mason
The Mosquito Coast - Paul Theroux
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant - Anne Tyler
The Chaneysville Incident - David Bradley
The Company of Women - Mary Gordon
Housekeeping***** - Marilynne Robinson
A Flag for Sunrise - Robert Stone
Matters of Chance - Gail Albert
The 13th Valley - John M. Del Vecchio
My Old Sweetheart - Susanna Moore
Almost Famous - David Small
Rabbit is Rich - John Updike (Winner Hardcover)
So Long, See You Tomorrow - William Maxwell (Winner Paperback)
Dale Loves Sophie to Death - Robb Forman Dew (Winner First Novel)  
Mark Helprin - Ellis Island and Other Stories
The Hotel New Hampshire - John Irving

below this line still under construction to 1950

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Miles Franklin Awards

"The Miles Franklin Literary Award, our first and most prestigious literary award, was established in 1954 with a bequest from the author Miles Franklin. She was concerned to see Australian literature flourish and knew first hand the struggles most authors have in Australia.

The Miles Franklin Literary Award celebrates Australian character and creativity and nurtures the continuing life of literature about Australia. It is awarded for the novel of the year which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases.

Since it was first awarded in 1957 to Patrick White for his novel Voss, the award has encouraged authors and delivered an immense contribution to the richness of Australian cultural life."

This is where I find some of my best reads in Australian literature. The full list of past winners is listed below. The official dates for the 2010 awards are:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards

In November 2012 the Lord Mayor of Dublin announced that a longlist of 156 titles have been nominated for the €100,000 prize for the Impac Dublin Award for 2013. It is the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English and is a Dublin City Council initiative, in partnership with IMPAC. 

I really like this award because only librarians may submit nominations, and I've always trusted librarians. They also published their complete longlist, not all awards do and I am always disappointed by that. I don't always favour the winners but I do find many outstanding reads among the nominated titles.

Winner to be announced 6th June 2013.

Shortlist to be announced 9th April 2013.

Those completed from  Longlist 2013

Dirty Feet by Edem Awumey*****
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris****+
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes***+
Pure by Andrew Miller****
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt***+
On Canaan’s Side by Sebastian Barry*****
Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch***+
Five Bells by Gail Jones*****
Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan***+
A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards****
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman*****
The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje***+
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka****
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett***+
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin****

2012 Longlist

Those completed:

Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor***** (Winner)
Sunset Park by Paul Auster****
Room by Emma Donoghue****+
Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck***
The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb*****
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson***+
Serious Men by Manu Joseph****
The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell***+
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell****
Solar by Ian McEwan***
Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel****
Great House by Nicole Krauss***+
The Convent by Panos Karnezis***+
The News Where You Are**** by Catherine O’Flynn
Purge by Sofi Oksanen****
Bereft by Chris Womersley****+
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson***+

2011 Longlist

Those completed:

The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger****
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters****+
Solo by Rana Dasgupta****
The Disappeared by Kim Echlin****+
The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds****
Breaking Lorca by Giles Blunt****
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon****
Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow***+
The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam***+
The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano****
Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant***+
Tinkers by Paul Harding****+
The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker***
Invisible by Paul Auster***+
The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkegaard***
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver****
This is How by M.J. Hyland****
The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon***+
The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre****
The Glass Room by Simon Mawer***
Lovesong by Alex Miller****+
February by Lisa Moore****
A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert***
After the Fire, a Still, Small Voice by Evie Wyld*****
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon***

2010 Longlist

Those I've read so far with highlighted titles linked to reviews: