Tag: national book critics circle award

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Added on March 3, 2015

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz Riverhead Press, New York, 2007 This stellar debut novel appeared on thirty-five best of the year book lists, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the John Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize and the Dayton Peace Prize. Time Magazine and New York Magazine [...]

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2666 — ARC

Added on April 29, 2014

2666 — ARC Roberto Bolano Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York, 2008 Any of you who are regular readers of my posts know that I have a slight (okay, maybe more than slight), obsession with the works of Roberto Bolano. They’ll also know that Bolano died tragically young after a long illness, and they might [...]

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The Inheritance of Loss

Added on October 14, 2010

The Inheritance of Loss Kiran Desai Atlantic Monthly Press, U.S. 2006 Kiran Desai, daughter of well-known writer Anita Desai, won many awards for this awesome debut novel, including the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is Indian, but has permanent residency in the United States. Her partner is Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk. [...]

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The Stone Diaries

Added on September 26, 2010

The Stone Diaries Carol Shields Random House, Canada, 1993 This is Carol Shields masterpiece. It is the first novel ever to win both the Canadian Governor General’s Award and the American Pulitzer Prize. Being an American-born naturalized Canadian, she is the first and only author to have been eligible for both. The Stone Diaries also [...]

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