The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 shortlist was announced on Tuesday 6th September 2011.
Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending
Carol Birch – Jamrachâ€™s Menagerie
Patrick deWitt – The Sisters Brothers
Esi Edugyan – Half Blood Blues
Stephen Kelman – Pigeon English
A D Miller – Snowdrops
via Man Booker Prize
James Salter Wins the 2010 Rea Award…
Rea Award for the Short Story is a lifetime-achievement prize bestowed annually on â€œa living American or Canadian writer whose published work has made a significant contribution in the discipline of the short story as an art form.â€
This year â€™s jurors praised Salter as â€œthe most stylish and grave and exact of writers.â€
via Paris Review
Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist announced:
- Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House)
- Sebastian Barry On Canaan’s Side (Faber)
- Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)
- Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
- Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail – Profile)
- Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
- Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger’s Child (Picador – Pan Macmillan)
- Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
- Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
- A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
- Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)
- Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
- D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus – Random House)
Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist announced…
Zimbabweâ€™s NoViolet Bulawayo has won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africaâ€™s leading literary award, for her short story entitled â€˜Hitting Budapestâ€™, from The Boston Review, Vol 35, no. 6 – Nov/Dec 2010.
The Chair of Judges, award-winning author Hisham Matar, announced NoViolet Bulawayo as the winner of the Â£10,000 prize at a dinner held this evening (Monday 11 July) at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
Hisham Matar said: “The language of â€˜Hitting Budapestâ€™ crackles. Here we encounter Darling, Bastard, Chipo, Godknows, Stina and Sbho, a gang reminiscent of Clockwork Orange. But these are children, poor and violated and hungry. This is a story with moral power and weight, it has the artistry to refrain from moral commentary.
Story here: http://www.caineprize.com/pdf/2011_winner.pdf
via The Caine Prize.
An ideologically diverse group of 90 law professors has signed a letter opposing the PROTECT IP Act, the Hollywood-backed copyright enforcement/Internet blacklist legislation now working its way through Congress. The letter argues that its domain-blocking provisions amount to Internet censorship that is barred by the First Amendment.
Dozens of law professors: PROTECT IP Act is unconstitutional.