Fall Book News: Recent Award Winners and Finalists

So many book awards and finalists have been announced this fall that I’m grouping them all together. Readers will find literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, mystery, science fiction and fantasy, and books for children and young adults.

I know I’ll be looking at these lists for ideas for future book discussions.

Brenda

 

ANTHONY AWARDS, 2012 [Mystery]

BEST NOVEL:

Penny, Louise. A Trick of the Light. 

BEST FIRST NOVEL:

Henry, Sara J. Learning to Swim. 

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL:

Hyzy, Julie. Buffalo West Wing 

BEST SHORT STORY:

Cameron, Dana. “Disarming” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June, 2011)

  

HUGO AWARDS, 2012 [Science Fiction and Fantasy]

BEST NOVEL:

Among Others, Jo Walton  

BEST NOVELLA:

‘‘The Man Who Bridged the Mist’’, Kij Johnson (Asimov’s 10-11/11) 

BEST NOVELETTE:

‘‘Six Months, Three Days’’, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com 6/8/11) 

BEST SHORT STORY:

‘‘The Paper Menagerie’’, Ken Liu (F&SF 3-4/11) 

JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER: E. Lily Yu

 

MAN BOOKER PRIZE, 2012 SHORTLIST:

The winner will be announced October 16, 2012. 

Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists  

Deborah Levy, Swimming Home 

Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies  

Alison Moore, The Lighthouse  

Will Self, Umbrella  

Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis 

 

NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS – 2012 FINALISTS

Winners to be Announced November 14, 2012 

FICTION: 

Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her  

Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King  

Louise Erdrich, The Round House  

Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk  

Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds  

NONFICTION: 

Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956  

Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity 

Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4  

Domingo Martinez, The Boy Kings of Texas  

Anthony Shadid, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East

 POETRY: 

David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations

Cynthia Huntington, Heavenly Bodies 

Tim Seibles, Fast Animal  

Alan Shapiro, Night of the Republic  

Susan Wheeler, Meme  

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE: 

William Alexander, Goblin Secrets  

Carrie Arcos, Out of Reach  

Patricia McCormick, Never Fall Down  

Eliot Schrefer, Endangered  

Steve Sheinkin, Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon 

NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE, 2012:

Mo Yan

Mo Yan is the first Chinese writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. We will add several of his books (in translation) to our collection. Several titles by Mo Yan are available now for interlibrary loan.

 

 



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