Tag Archive: Marilynne Robinson

Oct 19

So who should have won this year’s Man Booker Prize?

As reminder below are the nominees and links to my reviews. Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications) Tom McCarthy, Satin Island (Jonathan Cape) Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press) Sunjeev Sahota, The Year of the Runaways (Picador) Anne Tyler, A Spool of Blue Thread (Chatto & Windus) Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life (Picador) As you’d be aware, Marlon …

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Apr 21

And the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is…

Anthony Doerr’s All The Light We Cannot See. I reviewed the novel back in October last year, and while I thought the prose was beautiful I found Doerr’s almost deliberate avoidance of all things Nazi in relation to Werner and his actions to be disingenuous.  It’s a popular novel – my review of the book is, …

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Mar 14

And the Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award is…

… Marilynne Robinson for Lila. Back in late February I predicted this might be the case saying, However, if I had to pick who was going to win the NBCC, my money would be on Marilynne Robinson’s Lila.  It’s not a book that I particularly liked, but it continues to generate much praise and love.  I’m …

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Feb 21

Who Should Win the National Book Critics Circle Award?

These were the novels nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.   Click on the links to read my entertaining but always insightful reviews. Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press) Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books) Lily King, Euphoria (Atlantic Monthly Press) Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea (Riverhead …

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Jan 21

The National Book Critics Circle Finalists Have Been Announced

The National Book Critics Circle have announced this year finalists ranging from criticism, to poetry, to biography to fiction.  I’m only interested in the fiction category so here are the five nominees. Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press) Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books) Lily King, Euphoria (Atlantic Monthly Press) Chang-rae …

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Nov 02

Book Review: Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Lila is the third novel in a trilogy of books that began with Gilead and was followed by Home. The previous two novels were lavished with awards, nominations and appeared in best of lists in their respective years. So it’s probably no surprise that Lila has also been honored with a nomination on the National …

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