>NBCC Finalists

>The National Book Critics Circle has announced the finalists for its prestigious awards. The winners will be announced March 8.…

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>The Nobel Prize Lecture

>The winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature almost always give great, interesting lectures. Orhan Pamuk‘s is no exception. Here’s…

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>National Book Awards

>The National Book Award for fiction went to The Echo Maker by Richard Powers. No real surprise there, from what…

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>Pushcart Prize List (2001-2007)

>Several months ago I did an analysis of the Pushcart Prizes for Fiction, for 2001-2006. Many people told me how…

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>National Book Awards

>And speaking of awards, the National Book Award finalists were announced yesterday. Sadly, I haven’t read any of the fiction…

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>Orhan Pamuk wins Nobel Prize

>The Nobel Prize in Literature was today awarded to Orhan Pamuk of Turkey. I’ve got Snow around here somehwere–I really…

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>Kiran Desai wins Man Booker Prize

>I wasn’t surprised to learn that Kiran Desai won the Man Booker Prize for The Inheritance of Loss–which I have…

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