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Man Asian Literary Prize Shortlist, 2011

Man Asian Literary Prize, generally the most interesting one in the Man Booker stable, has been released.

The shortlist:
Jamil Ahmad – The Wandering Falcon
Jahnavi Barua – Rebirth
Rahul Bhattacharya – The Sly Company of People Who Care
Amitav Ghosh -River of Smoke
Kyung-Sook Shin – Please Look After Mom
Yan Lianke – Dream of Ding Village
Banana Yoshimoto – The Lake

via The Millions

Orwell Prize Shortlist, 2011, announced…

The Orwell Prize shortlist has been released…

The nominees are:

Tom Bingham – The Rule of Law

Oliver Bullough – Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus

Helen Dunmore – The Betrayal

Christopher Hitchens – Hitch-22

Afsaneh Moqadam – Death to the Dictator!

D. R. Thorpe – Supermac: The Life of Harold MacMillan


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.