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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Impac Dublin Literary Prize

By way of SF Awards Watch, this Guardian (UK) article on the Impac Dublin literary prize, which polls libraries to determine its long list of books for this prestigious and well-funded prize (€100,000, £90,000, $130,000 USD). The purpose of the prize is to make known to the Irish significant books they might otherwise overlook. The polling method results in an eclectic book list, which includes literary and speculative fiction authors. Many Flash Fiction Online readers will recognize Ursula K. LeGuin (Lavinia) and Neal Stephenson (Anathem), who are on the list, as well as Nobel laureates José Saramago and Toni Morrison.

According to the Guardian article author, Alison Flood, Aravind Adiga's Booker prize-winning novel The White Tiger is the early front runner. See the rest of the article for the Impac Dublin literary prize long list of the 150 nominated books and additional insight.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

The Millions' The Prizewinners 2008/2009

The Millions website has finalized their prize winners for this year. This award is made by assigning a weight for winning or appearing as a finalist in various American, British and international English-language literary prizes since 1995 and determining therefrom the most celebrated books (as opposed to authors).

More details of the methodology and the list of the top 65 or so books are shown at the link above. The top five are:

  • The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  • Underworld by Don DeLillio
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  • The March by E.L. Doctorow
  • Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst

You're more likely to find Philip Roth than Stephen King on this list as all the qualifying prizes are literary prizes.

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