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The American National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists

by D - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2011 at 10:15am

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The, American, National Book Critics Circle Award is an annual award given by the National Book Critics Circle to promote the best books published in America in a given year. Here are the finalists for 2010. The winners will be announced March 10, 2010.
Jennifer Egan, A Visit From The Goon Squad.
Jonathan Franzen. Freedom.
David Grossman, To The End Of The Land. Translated by Jessica Cohen.
Hans Keilson.Comedy In A Minor Key. Translated by Damion Searls.

Barbara Demick. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea.
S.C. Gwynne. Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American.
Jennifer Homans. Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet.
Siddhartha Mukherjee. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.
Isabel Wilkerson. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration.

Anne Carson. Nox.
Kathleen Graber. The Eternal City.
Terrance Hayes. Lighthead.
Kay Ryan. The Best of It.
C.D. Wright. One with Others: [a little book of her days].

Citytv's BT Book Club wraps January's selection: Nick Hornby's Juliet, Naked.

by D - Friday, Jan 28, 2011 at 12:54pm

Please join Breakfast TV host Jenna Khan and McNally Robinson's own Krista Strang at 7:24 am on Monday January 31 as Citytv's BT Book Club wraps January's selection: Nick Hornby's Juliet, Naked. Jenna and Krista will be discussing the book, taking a look at some reader responses and teasing February's pick.

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With great sadness and regret, we announce the passing of author Michael Van Rooy.

by D - Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 6:29pm

With great sadness and regret, we announce the passing of author Michael Van Rooy. Michael died in Montreal on Thursday, January 27. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family at this difficult time. Michael was on a book tour promoting his most recent novel, A Criminal to Remember, when he apparently suffered a heart attack. He was 42. He is survived by his wife, Laura Neufeld, and their three children.

Categories: Authors, Winnipeg

2010 Philip K. Dick and British Science Fiction Association Shortlists Announced

by Chadwick Ginther - Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 4:42pm

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The finalists for both the 2010 Philip K. Dick Award and the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA)Awards have recently been released.

2010 Philip K.Dick Award

2010 British Science Fiction Association Finalists in the novel category:

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Poet Derek Walcott wins T.S. Eliot prize

by D - Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 10:17am

Caribbean poet Derek Walcott, currently a scholar in residence at University of Alberta in Edmonton, has won the prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, for his collection White Egrets. He won the $24,000 Cdn prize in London on Monday evening and was presented the award by Valerie Eliot, widow of the great 20th century poet. Walcott, who won the Nobel Prize in 1992, writes most frequently about the Caribbean and its post-colonial history.

Categories: Awards, Poetry
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