Tag: whitbread award

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

Added on October 14, 2012

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time Mark Haddon Doubleday, Canada, 2002 This is the Canadian first edition of Haddon’s wildly successful debut novel. The year of publication listed on the copyright page is 2002, a year before it came out in Haddon’s native England. That makes this the true first edition, although [...]

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The Moor’s Last Sigh

Added on July 31, 2012

The Moor’s Last Sigh Salman Rushdie Alfred A. Knopf, Canada, 1995 The Moor’s Last Sigh won the 1995 Whitbread Award. It was Time Magazine’s Best Book of the Year. The story covers several generations of a dysfunctional Indian family and is said to be a representation of the history of 20th century India. The protagonist, [...]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Added on May 27, 2011

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon Jonathan Cape, U.K. 2003 Mark Haddon’s wonderfully original story about a teenage, high-functioning autistic detective won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel.It also won a South African literary prize and was shortlisted for others. [...]

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Small Island

Added on October 24, 2010

Small Island Andrea Levy Headline Book Publishing, London, 2004 Small Island is the story of Jamaican immigrants in post WWII England; immigrants who fought for England in the war and had inflated expectations about their reception in the mother country. Rather than a warm embrace, they dealt with near constant racism, both overt and covert. [...]

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The Satanic Verses

Added on July 24, 2010

The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie Viking, U.K. 1988 The Satanic Verses came out in Britain to mixed reviews, but ended up a finalist for the Booker Prize and won the Whitbread Award for novel of the year. In the Muslim community, The Satanic Verses started a major controversy. Ultimately, it was judged as blasphemous, and [...]

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