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2014 Best Translated Book Award Longlist

Today they announced the longlist for this year's Best Translated Book Award. This is my favorite book prize, and I'm excited to dig into this list. Here they are, along with their cover images, their publisher blurb, and links to reviews (which I'll be adding to): The African Shore by Rodrigo Rey Rosa translated from the Spanish by Jeffrey Gray [...]

By | March 11th, 2014|Categories: Book Prize News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

2014 (Inaugural) Folio Prize

The inaugural Folio Prize winner is Tenth of December, by George Saunders. I just posted a few brief thoughts on this last week when the book picked up The Story Prize (see that post here). But this does just reconfirm that I need to put aside my old grievances and give the remaining stories in the collection their due. And, incidentally, [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

T. Coraghessan Boyle: “The Relive Box”

Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage. T. Coraghessan Boyle’s “The Relive Box” was originally published in the March 17, 2014 issue of The New Yorker. Click for a larger image. Trevor It may be me. I've always enjoyed Boyle's stories, but I rarely find them excellent because I rarely find that [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|Categories: New Yorker Fiction, T. Coraghessan Boyle|8 Comments

2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Longlist

Today (a day early) the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize longlist was announced. I love this time of year! Below is the list, which includes the UK covers and blurbs from the UK publishers, this being a UK publication prize. I've read three of the fifteen titles (thought two of the three were excellent) and, where applicable, have included links to my reviews. [...]

By | March 6th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|15 Comments

The 2014 Bailey’s Women’s Prize Longlist

The newly branded Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize and then, for one year, the Women's Prize) longlist was just announced. The shortlist will be announced on April 7, and the winner (who gets a check for £30,0000) on June 4. Here are the titles, along with their UK covers (soon) (this being a UK prize) and [...]

By | March 6th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|4 Comments
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