Longlist for 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction Announced

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The longlist for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced today.  This year’s longlist contains books that are from both new and well-established authors that span from a range of genres, including seven debut novels.

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Category Winners of the 2018 Costa Book Awards

The category winners for the 2018 Costa Book Awards have just been announced. The Costa Book Awards is one the UK’s most prestigious literary prizes that recognizes great books throughout the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.

I enjoy this book award since the books that are picked, either shortlisted or the winners, are always good book choices and great reads to add to your TBR shelf. The coveted Costa Book of the Year 2018 will be announced on January 29.

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Man Booker Prize Winner Revealed

Milkman by Anna Burns was announced yesterday as the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Continue reading “Man Booker Prize Winner Revealed”

Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist

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The Man Booker Prize has just announced the six books that have made the shortlist for the 2018 prize. Let’s check out the books that made the cut: Continue reading “Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist”

2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time

For the very first time, a graphic novel has been added to this year’s longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Sabrina by Nick Drnaso explores the terrifying effect of the 24-hour news after a girl disappeared.  Continue reading “2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time”

Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Revealed

The shortlist for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been released today. The 2018 shortlist favors new writers over authors who have already made a name for themselves.  Continue reading “Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Revealed”

Book Review: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 531 pages

Published: May 6, 2014

Publisher: Scribner

Genre: Fiction & Literature, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

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Six Books Shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize

The Man Booker International Prize has just announced the six books that have been shortlisted for the prestigious prize. The prize gives recognition to literary works that were translated to English and publish in the UK. It is different from its equivalent, the Man Booker Prize, where that award recognizes books originally written in English and published in the UK.

The nominees are: Continue reading “Six Books Shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize”

Top Authors Call For Man Booker Prize to Drop American Writers

A majority of prominent authors of the Folio Academy have called on the Man Booker Prize return back to their original rule: choosing writers that are from the UK, Ireland, or Commonwealth countries. Continue reading “Top Authors Call For Man Booker Prize to Drop American Writers”

The Hate U Give Wins 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

HateUGive_10-10SnapThe popular YA novel, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, is the Overall Winner of Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018. The well reviewed novel, which also won the Older Fiction category, was considered to be “remarkable debut seizes the sorrow and hope of the Black Lives Matter movement and creates a story that blazes with injustice and inspiration”.  Continue reading “The Hate U Give Wins 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize”