What’s piling up faster – the leaves on your lawn or the lists of award-worthy books that deserve your attention? We librarians would say, “great books, of course!” Here are some of the latest lists.
The 2013 Man Booker Prize has just been awarded, to THE LUMINARIES by Australian author Eleanor Catton. (A coincidence that it was the book with the most pages…?). The longlist and shortlist are shown here.
The National Book Award longlists and shortlists ("finalists") have been posted here; the winners will be announced on November 20.
The Mystery Writers of America have presented their 2013 Edgar Awards in five different categories. The winners and nominees are noted here.
Here are the 2013 RITA Awards given by the Romance Writers of America.
The UK Orange Prize for Fiction is now known as the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and has a wonderful new website (listing this year's winner, plus the shortlist and longlist authors).
Here are the 2013 PEN Literary Awards.
And it’s a special pleasure to acknowledge the 2013 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Canadian short story writer Alice Munro. The library has many of her wonderful story collections.