Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The National Book Critics Circle Award 2010

The NBCC criteria (taken from the NBCC web site):
Each year the National Book Critics Circle selects awards in six categories: Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Members of the Board of Directors nominate books. Each book that is championed by a board member is placed on a master list, from which the finalists (and ultimately the winners) are selected. ... Books published in English (including translations) in the United States with pub dates within 2010 will be considered. For more details read: http://bookcritics.org/blog/archive/how_we_pick_our_awards/

Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad (Knopf)

Sarah Egan's How To Live: Or, A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (Other Press)

Clare Cavanagh's Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West (Yale University Press)
C.D. Wright's One with Others: [a little book of her days] (Copper Canyon)

 General Nonfiction
Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Random House)
Darin Strauss' Half a Life (McSweeney's)
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award
Dalkey Archive Press
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing
Parul Sehgal

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Galaxy National Book Awards 2010

"A celebration of the best of British publishing"
TESCO Biography Of The Year

The Fry Chronicles 

by Stephen Fry (Penguin Group)
TESCO Food & Drink Book Of The Year

by Yotam Ottolenghi (Random House)
National Book Tokens New Writer Of The Year
The Hare with Amber Eyes 
by Edmund de Waal (Random House)

MORE4 Non-Fiction Book Of The Year
The Making Of Modern Britain 
by Andrew Marr (Pan Macmillan)

Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Book Of The Year
One Day 
by David Nicholls (Hodder & Stoughton)

Waterstone's UK Author Of The Year

Wolf Hall 
by Hilary Mantel (Harper Collins)

Galaxy International Author Of The Year

by Jonathan Franzen (Harper Collins)

WH Smith Children's Book Of The Year

by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler (Scholastic)

Outstanding Achievement Award

Terry Pratchett
Outstanding Achievement Award

Martin Amis

Friday, November 12, 2010

Award Winning Books

I am finding it harder and harder to see a way to complete my every growing list of things to read.  So this site is set up to be the answer you are looking for.  Read the books that others have already judged to be great.  Read only A+ Words.