Category Archives: New Books

And the Finalists Are…..[Indie Booksellers Choice Award]



And the Finalists Are…..

The Black History of the White House by Clarence Lusane (City Lights)

Contingency Plan by David K Wheeler (TS Poetry)

The Instructions by Adam Levin (McSweeney’s)

The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall (W.W. Norton)

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (Grove/Atlantic)

Nox by Anne Carson (New Directions)

The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich (Two Dollar Radio)

Orion You Came and Took All My Marbles by Kira Henehan (Milkweed Editions)

The Report by Jessica Francis Kane (Graywolf)

The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel (Unbridled)

Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns (Dorothy)

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books)

Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr (Akashic)

via And the Finalists Are…...

Biography dominates Samuel Johson prize longlist (



The shortlist will be revealed on 14 June, with the winner announced on 6 July.

The longlist in full:

Tolstoy by Rosamund Bartlett

Afghantsy by Rodric Braithwaite

Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher

The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal

Mao’s Great Famine by Frank Dikötter

Caravaggio by Andrew Graham Dixon

Liberty’s Exiles by Maya Jasanoff

Capitalism 4.0 by Anatole Kaletsky

Scott-land: The Man Who Invented a Nation by Stuart Kelly

People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry

The Bridge by David Remnick

The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

Bismarck: A Life by Jonathan Steinberg

Reprobates by John Stubbs

Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl by Donald Sturrock

Bomber County by Daniel Swift

Sex Before the Sexual Revolution by Simon Szreter and Kate Fisher

Amexica: War Along The Borderline by Ed Vulliamy

via Biography dominates Samuel Johson prize longlist | Books |

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2011 Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2011 has been announced.

This list features

and three other books by Spanish and Norwegian authors.

The Millions : Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2011 Shortlist Announced.

The Eclectic IMPAC Shortlist Has Arrived (via TheMillions)

The IMPAC Award shortlist was announced today. The IMPAC sets itself apart with its unique approach. Its massive longlist is compiled by libraries all over the world before being whittled down by judges. This makes for a more egalitarian selection. It’s also got a long lead time. Books up for the current prize (to be named June 15th) were all published in 2009, putting the IMPAC more than a year behind other big literary awards. There’s a distinct upside in this. By now, nearly all the shortlisted books are available in paperback in the U.S. The IMPAC also tends to be interesting for the breadth of books it considers.

This year’s shortlist is typically eclectic, representing four countries and ranging from bestsellers, to relative unknowns.


Galore by Michael Crummey

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

The Vagrants by Yiyun Li

Ransom by David Malouf

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Brooklyn by Colm Toibín

Love and Summer by William Trevor

After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld

via The Millions : The Eclectic IMPAC Shortlist Has Arrived.