Tag: pen/faulkner award

Waiting

Added on March 16, 2015

Waiting Ha Jin Pantheon, New York, 1999 Ha Jin was going to school on a scholarship at Brandeis University in Massachusetts during the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. The Chinese Government’s widespread use of violence and repression to put down this protest hastened Jin’s emigration plans and shaped his choice to write in English. He [...]

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Postcards

Added on March 22, 2013

Postcards Annie Proulx Fourth Estate, London, 1996 This is the first edition/first printing of the Fourth Estate Compact Classic edition of Postcards. It is in fine/fine condition and is signed in Proulx’s typical tiny autograph on the title page. At only 6″ x 4″, and with its wood grain patterned dust jacket, it is attractive and [...]

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War Trash

Added on October 16, 2010

War Trash Ha Jin Pantheon Books, New York, 2004 War Trash is a novel about a Chinese soldier with the People’s Volunteer Army fighting for the Communists in the Korean war. He is captured by United Nations forces and imprisoned as a POW. It is written in the form of a memoir. It is an moving story [...]

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Bel Canto

Added on July 12, 2010

Bel Canto Ann Patchett HarperCollins, U.S.A. 2001 Bel Canto won the 2002 Pen/Faulkner Award and the 2002 Orange Prize. It sold millions of copies and was included on many ‘best of’ lists. The story was inspired by the Lima Crisis of 1996. Patchett added in the opera theme, and thus had to teach herself enough [...]

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