This week the New Yorker is announcing the longlists for the National Book Awards. The categories are Young People’s Literature, Translated Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction. We’re concentrating on the big one today, the fiction longlist and there are ten books in the list.
It’s an eclectic selection featuring a range of authors, some already popular in our review section, others not. Without further ado, there are all ten books in the longlist with links to buy and links to reviews if we have them.
Now three years later, journalist Philippe Lancon who was injured in the deadly attacks has won the Femina Prize, a prestigious award for his book, Le Lambeau, an account of the attack and how it has affected Lancon’s life.
This year the award has added a new category for poetry, alongside the seven existing categories. Books are My Bag asked you to vote and you did so in your thousands and the winners are now in for the Books are My Bag Readers Awards, sponsored by National Book Tokens.
It’s a little over a month since the National Book Award Finalists were announced and if you were keenly awaiting the winners, here they are.
A few nights ago the final show launched, which meant Number 1 in the Great American Read was announced. It will come as no surprise to many to hear that the number one book was selected as Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, but there were a few surprises throughout the list.