Tag Archive: Shortlist

Dec 22

Insanity (Part One)

For the six of you who read my blog you might have noticed my focus on reading and reviewing books that have appeared on shortlists.  Well, starting next year I’m going to amp this up ever so slightly.  You see, while the internet is full of shortlist discussions, mostly focused on favourites like the Man …

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Nov 19

And the Costa Book Award Finalists for 2014 have been announced

Apparently Costa makes fine coffee.  Also, apparently, they’re interested in promoting fine literature.  I can’t say much about their coffee because I don’t live in the UK, but I’m sure I’ll have a few things to say about the finalists of the First Novel and Novel awards.  Here are the shortlists for those two categories: …

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Oct 16

National Book Awards Finalists for Fiction

The National Book Award finalists have been announced. They are: Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press/ Grove/Atlantic) Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See (Scribner/ Simon & Schuster) Phil Klay, Redeployment (The Penguin Press/ Penguin Group (USA)) Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven (Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House) Marilynne Robinson, Lila (Farrar, Straus …

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Oct 09

So Who Is Going To Win The World Fantasy Award? (Best Novel)

The World Fantasy Award will be announced later this month at the coincidentally named World Fantasy convention. The Best Novel nominees for the award are: Richard Bowes, Dust Devil on a Quiet Street (Lethe Press) Marie Brennan, A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (Tor Books) Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End …

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Oct 02

The shortlist for the Goldsmith Prize

It would seem that the shortlist for the Goldsmith Award has been announced. The prize is awarded to the most innovative, experimental novel written in 2014. This years nominees are: Outline by Rachel Cusk (Faber & Faber) The Absent Therapist by Will Eaves (CB Editions) J by Howard Jacobson (Jonathan Cape) The Wake by Paul …

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Oct 01

So, who should win this year’s Man Booker?

I’ve now read all six books nominated for this year’s Man Booker prize and it’s a strong list of novels. This is the first time I’ve read through an entire Man Booker shortlist so I can’t say with any confidence whether the strength of the list is typical of what the judges regularly serve up …

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