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.
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]
Among Others, Jo Walton
‘‘The Man Who Bridged the Mist’’, Kij Johnson (Asimov’s 10-11/11)
‘‘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
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
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
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 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.