2014 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

The 2014 Women's Prize for fiction shortlist: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “A wonderful book from a writer who makes words do extraordinary things. On almost every page there’s a sentence that makes you want to stop, think and read it again.”  Mary Beard, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 Judge As teenagers in a Lagos... Continue Reading →


2013 National Book Award Finalists

The National Book Awards has released their list of Finalists for 2013.  One book in particular has featured on a number of other book award shortlists this year; Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland.  The NBA is only awarded to American citizens and the winner will be announced on the 20th of November.  See the finalists of... Continue Reading →

2013 Man Booker Shortlist

From the Man Booker Judges: The six books on the list could not be more diverse. There are examples from novelists from New Zealand, England, Canada, Ireland and Zimbabwe – each with its own highly distinctive taste. They range in size from the 832 pages of Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries to the 104-page The Testament... Continue Reading →

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