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Awards & Prizes

· The Nobel Lecture Hardcover by Bob Dylan · Le Prix Médicis 2017 à Yannick Haenel pour “Tiens ferme ta couronne” · Prix Renaudot 2017 pour ‘La Disparition de Josef Mengele’ d’Olivier Guez · Prix Goncourt 2017 pour ‘L’ordre du jour’ d’ Eric Vuillard · le Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie française a été remis à Daniel Rondeau pour son livre ‘Mécaniques du chaos’ · Peace Prize 2017 of the German Book Trade to Canadian author, essayist and poet Margaret Atwood · “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize · The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 is awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro · Solar Bones by Mike McCormack · Man Booker Prize announces 2017 shortlist · The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist announced · PULITZER Prizes 2017

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The Nobel Lecture Hardcover by Bob Dylan

Published for the first time in a beautiful collectible edition, the essential lecture delivered by the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan.

On October 13, 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, recognizing his countless contributions to music and letters over the last fifty years. Some months later, he delivered an acceptance lecture that is now memorialized in book form for generations to come.

In The Nobel Lecture, Dylan reflects on his life and experience with literature, providing both a rare artistic statement and an intimate look at a uniquely American icon.

From finding inspiration in the music of Buddy Holly and Leadbelly to the works of literature that helped shape his own approach to writing—The Odyssey, Moby-Dick, and All Quiet on the Western Front—this is Dylan like you’ve never seen him before.

Bob Dylan
The Nobel Lecture Hardcover
32 pages
Hardcover
October 31, 2017
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1501189409
ISBN-13: 978-1501189401
$10.73
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Le Prix Médicis 2017 à Yannick Haenel pour “Tiens ferme ta couronne”

Un homme a écrit un énorme scénario sur la vie de Herman Melville : The Great Melville, dont aucun producteur ne veut.

Un jour, on lui procure le numéro de téléphone du grand cinéaste américain Michael Cimino, le réalisateur mythique de Voyage au bout de l’enfer et de La Porte du paradis. Une rencontre a lieu à New York : Cimino lit le manuscrit.
S’ensuivent une série d’aventures rocambolesques entre le musée de la Chasse à Paris, l’île d’Ellis Island au large de New York, et un lac en Italie.
On y croise Isabelle Huppert, la déesse Diane, un dalmatien nommé Sabbat, un voisin démoniaque et deux moustachus louches ; il y a aussi une jolie thésarde, une concierge retorse et un très agressif maître d’hôtel sosie d’Emmanuel Macron.

Quelle vérité scintille entre cinéma et littérature?
La comédie de notre vie cache une histoire sacrée : ce roman part à sa recherche.

Yannick Haenel
Tiens ferme ta couronne
Collection L’Infini, Gallimard
Parution : 17-08-2017
ISBN : 9782070177875
352 pages, 140 x 205 mm
Achevé d’imprimer : 12-06-2017
Prix €20,00

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Prix Renaudot 2017 pour ‘La Disparition de Josef Mengele’ d’Olivier Guez

1949: Josef Mengele arrive en Argentine. Caché derrière divers pseudonymes, l’ancien médecin tortionnaire à Auschwitz croit pouvoir s’inventer une nouvelle vie à Buenos Aires.

L’Argentine de Peron est bienveillante, le monde entier veut oublier les crimes nazis. Mais la traque reprend et le médecin SS doit s’enfuir au Paraguay puis au Brésil. Son errance de planque en planque, déguisé et rongé par l’angoisse, ne connaîtra plus de répit… jusqu’à sa mort mystérieuse sur une plage en 1979.  Comment le médecin SS a-t-il pu passer entre les mailles du filet, trente ans durant?

La Disparition de Josef Mengele est une plongée inouïe au cœur des ténèbres. Anciens nazis, agents du Mossad, femmes cupides et dictateurs d’opérette évoluent dans un monde corrompu par le fanatisme, la realpolitik, l’argent et l’ambition. Voici l’odyssée dantesque de Josef Mengele en Amérique du Sud. Le roman-vrai de sa cavale après-guerre.

Olivier Guez est l’auteur, entre autres, de L’Impossible retour, une histoire des juifs en Allemagne depuis 1945 (Flammarion), Éloge de l’esquive (Grasset) et Les Révolutions de Jacques Koskas (Belfond). Il a reçu en 2016 le prix allemand du meilleur scénario pour le film Fritz Bauer, un héros allemand.

Olivier Guez
La disparition de Josef Mengele Roman
EAN: 9782246855873
Parution: 16/08/2017
Pages: 240
Prix: €18.50
Editions Grasset


Prix Renaudot 2017 pour ‘La Disparition de Josef Mengele’ d’Olivier Guez

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Prix Goncourt 2017 pour ‘L’ordre du jour’ d’ Eric Vuillard

L’Allemagne nazie a sa légende. On y voit une armée rapide, moderne, dont le triomphe parait inexorable. Mais si au fondement de ses premiers exploits se découvraient plutôt des marchandages, de vulgaires combinaisons d’intérêts ?

Et si les glorieuses images de la Wehrmacht entrant triomphalement en Autriche dissimulaient un immense embouteillage de panzers ? Une simple panne ! Une démonstration magistrale et grinçante des coulisses de l’Anschluss par l’auteur de Tristesse de la terre et de 14 juillet.

Ils étaient vingt-quatre, près des arbres morts de la rive, vingt-quatre pardessus noirs, marron ou cognac, vingt-quatre paires d’épaules rembourrées de laine, vingt-quatre costumes trois pièces, et le même nombre de pantalons à pinces avec un large ourlet. Les ombres pénétrèrent le grand vestibule du palais du président de l’Assemblée ; mais bientôt, il n’y aura plus d’Assemblée, il n’y aura plus de président, et, dans quelques années, il n’y aura même plus de Parlement, seulement un amas de décombres fumants.

Éric Vuillard, né en 1968 à Lyon, est écrivain et cinéaste. Il a réalisé deux films, L’homme qui marche et Mateo Falcone. Il est l’auteur de Conquistadors (Léo Scheer, 2009, Babel n°1330), récompensé par le Grand prix littéraire du Web – mention spéciale du jury 2009 et le prix Ignatius J. Reilly 2010. Il a reçu le prix Franz-Hessel 2012 et le prix Valery-Larbaud 2013 pour deux récits publiés chez Actes Sud, La bataille d’Occident et Congo ainsi que le prix Joseph-Kessel 2015 pour Tristesse de la terre et le prix Alexandre Viallate pour 14 juillet.

Eric Vuillard
L’ordre du jour
Mai, 2017
160 pages
ISBN 978-2-330-07897-3
prix indicatif : 16, 00€
Actes Sud

Prix Goncourt 2017 pour ‘L’ordre du jour’ d’ Eric Vuillard

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le Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie française a été remis à Daniel Rondeau pour son livre ‘Mécaniques du chaos’

Et si la fiction était le meilleur moyen pour raconter un monde où l’argent sale et le terrorisme mènent la danse ?

Ils s’appellent Grimaud, Habiba, Bruno, Rifat, Rim, Jeannette, Levent, Emma, Sami, Moussa, Harry. Ce sont nos contemporains. Otages du chaos général, comme nous. Dans un pays à bout de souffle, le nôtre, pressé de liquider à la fois le sacré et l’amour, ils se comportent souvent comme s’ils avaient perdu le secret de la vie. Chacun erre dans son existence comme en étrange pays dans son pays lui-même.

Mécaniques du chaos est un roman polyphonique d’une extraordinaire maîtrise qui se lit comme un thriller. Il nous emporte des capitales de l’Orient compliqué aux friches urbaines d’une France déboussolée, des confins du désert libyen au cœur du pouvoir parisien, dans le mouvement d’une Histoire qui ne s’arrête jamais.

Daniel Rondeau est écrivain. Il a publié plus d’une vingtaine d’ouvrages, parmi lesquels des romans (Dans la marche du temps), des portraits de villes méditerranéennes (Tanger, Istanbul, Carthage, Alexandrie), des récits autobiographiques (L’Enthousiasme, les Vignes de Berlin), des livres d’intervention (Chronique du Liban rebelle).

Mécaniques du chaos
roman
Daniel Rondeau
Parution: 16/08/2017
Pages: 464
Format: 145 x 208 mm
Prix: 22.00€
EAN: 9782246688310
Éditions Grasset, Paris
Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française 26/10/2017

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Peace Prize 2017 of the German Book Trade to Canadian author, essayist and poet Margaret Atwood

The Board of Trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has chosen the Canadian author, essayist and poet Margaret Atwood to be the recipient of this year’s Peace Prize.

The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, October 15, 2017, the final day of the Frankfurt Book Fair, at the Church of St. Paul in Frankfurt am Main. The ceremony will be broadcast live on German public television. The Peace Prize has been awarded since 1950 and is endowed with a sum of €25,000.

In her wide range of novels, essays and volumes of poetry, Canadian author Margaret Atwood has demonstrated a keen political intuition and a deeply perceptive ability to detect dangerous and underlying developments and tendencies.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood was born in Ottawa on November 18, 1939 and spent the first part of her childhood in the forests of northern Quebec, where her father conducted research as an entomologist. During this time, she and her older brother and younger sister were taught at home by their mother. In 1946, when her father took up a position at the University of Toronto, Atwood began attending regular school for the first time. From 1957 to 1962, she studied English and literature at universities in Toronto and Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1963, she got her professional life underway at a market research company, and in 1964, she began working as a professor of literature at various universities.

Atwood started publishing her first poems (see »The Circle Game«) in the early 1960s in what she referred to as a »private printing press«. She then continued to make an increasingly respected name for herself throughout the 1970s with a number of further volumes of poetry. It was at this time in her career that she began to focus on writing novels. Today, she is considered the most important and most successful author in Canada. Her work, which comprises novels, short stories, essays, poetry, stage plays, screenplays and children’s books, has been translated into more than 30 languages.

Atwood achieved far-reaching national and international recognition with the publication of her first work of literary criticism, »Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature« (1972), in which she examined the role of Canadian literature and literary history with tremendous wit and concision. She followed that up with her first two novels, »The Edible Woman« (1969) and »Surfacing« (1972), in which she explored the perception of women’s role in modern Canada.

In 1985, Atwood published »The Handmaid’s Tale«, a dystopian novel in the tradition of George Orwell. The novel depicts a totalitarian society in which women are meticulously oppressed and used as birth machines. By taking up certain social tendencies of her day and following their logic to its latent conclusion, Atwood was able to create a novel of timeless relevance. The Handmaid’s Tale brought her to the peak of her already impressive literary career, and in 1989, German director Volker Schlöndorff even directed a film version. Today, precisely due to its enduring topicality, the novel is back on bestseller lists and experiencing a renaissance in American society under Donald Trump.

After »Cat’s Eye« (1988), which explores the childhood and friendship of two women in post-war Canada, and »The Robber Bride« (1993), in which she examines women’s darker side, Atwood published »Alias Grace« (1996), a historical fiction about a mysterious girl sentenced to life in prison for murder in the mid 19th century. After »The Blind Assassin« (2000), a broad portrait of Canadian society in the 20th century that garnered her the Booker Prize for Fiction, she shifted her focus to themes of ecological devastation and dangerous social tendencies in the post-apocalyptic worlds of her end-of-times trilogy »Oryx und Crake« (2003), »The Year of the Flood« (2009) and »MaddAddam« (2013). Known today for being an author and an environmental activist, Atwood coined the term »speculative fiction« to describe her work, although nothing she describes in her novels is pure invention. She takes a similar approach in her socially critical work »Payback. Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth« (2008), a collection of lectures in which she examines the preconditions and consequences of the global financial crisis. Drawing on facts from cultural history, literature and linguistics, she spotlights the concept of economic and moral guilt found in the economic disaster.

In the past several years, Atwood had rounded out her literary oeuvre with a number of works, including »Scribbler Moon«, a novel that will be published no sooner than 2114 as part of the Future Library Project. She also published »The Tent« (2006) and »Stone Mattress« (2014), as well as the novels »The Heart Goes Last« (2015) and »Hag-Seed« (2016). In addition to writing, Atwood continues to be active both politically and socially. In Germany, the latest product of her efforts is a volume of collected essays translated into German and set for publication in November 2017; »Aus Neugier und Leidenschaft« presents the cosmos of Margaret Atwood, including reviews, travel reports, writings on ecological themes and short stories. In May 2017, Atwood joined Salman Rushdie at the head of a campaign to garner support and higher levels of attention for authors suffering persecution and censorship. The campaign involves more than 200 writers and artists belonging to PEN International.

Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with her second husband, the writer Graeme Gibson. Toronto is also the home of the Margaret Atwood Society, an organization dedicated to international scholarship and discourse on her work, for which she has received several honorary doctor titles.

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“Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

On 22 February 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln is laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, his father Abraham arrives at the cemetery, alone, under cover of darkness.

Over the course of that evening, Abraham Lincoln paces the graveyard unsettled by the death of his beloved boy, and by the grim shadow of a war that feels as though it is without end. Meanwhile Willie is trapped in a state of limbo between the dead and the living – drawn to his father with whom he can no longer communicate, existing in a ghostly world populated by the recently passed and the long dead.

Unfolding in the graveyard over a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief and the deeper meaning and possibilities of life.

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders is named winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Lincoln in the Bardo is the first full-length novel from George Saunders, internationally renowned short story writer.

Lola, Baroness Young, 2017 Chair of judges, comments: ‘The form and style of this utterly original novel, reveals a witty, intelligent, and deeply moving narrative. This tale of the haunting and haunted souls in the afterlife of Abraham Lincoln’s young son paradoxically creates a vivid and lively evocation of the characters that populate this other world. Lincoln in the Bardo is both rooted in, and plays with history, and explores the meaning and experience of empathy.’

George Saunders the 58-year-old New York resident, born in Texas, is the second American author to win the prize in its 49-year history. He was in contention for the prize with two British, one British-Pakistani and two American writers.

Lincoln in the Bardo is published by Bloomsbury, making it the third consecutive year the prize has been won by an independent publisher, following Oneworld Publications’ success in 2015 with Marlon James and 2016 with Paul Beatty. Bloomsbury has won the prize three times before, with Howard Jacobson (2010), Margaret Atwood (2000) and Michael Ondaatje (1992).

Saunders’ win comes in the month that 1989 Booker Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro was named as this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature recipient. Ishiguro follows in the footsteps of other Booker Prize-recognised authors who have gone on to win the award including: V. S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, William Golding, J. M. Coetzee and Doris Lessing.

George Saunders is the author of eight books, including the story collections Pastoralia and Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2006 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013 he was awarded the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and was included in Time’s list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.

Lincoln in the Bardo
By George Saunders
ISBN: 9780812995343
368pp.
Publication Date: February 2017
(Hardcover)
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Pages: 368

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The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 is awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro was born on November 8, 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan.The family moved to the United Kingdom when he was five years old; he returned to visit his country of birth only as an adult.

In the late 1970s, Ishiguro graduated in English and Philosophy at the University of Kent, and then went on to study Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

Kazuo Ishiguro has been a full-time author ever since his first book, “A Pale View of Hills” (1982). Both his first novel and the subsequent one, “An Artist of the Floating World” (1986) take place in Nagasaki a few years after the Second World War. The themes Ishiguro is most associated with are already present here: memory, time, and self-delusion. This is particularly notable in his most renowned novel, “The Remains of the Day” (1989), which was turned into film with Anthony Hopkins acting as the duty-obsessed butler Stevens.

Ishiguro’s writings are marked by a carefully restrained mode of expression, independent of whatever events are taking place. At the same time, his more recent fiction contains fantastic features. With the dystopian work “Never Let Me Go” (2005), Ishiguro introduced a cold undercurrent of science fiction into his work. In this novel, as in several others, we also find musical influences. A striking example is the collection of short stories titled “Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall” (2009), where music plays a pivotal role in depicting the characters’ relationships. In his latest novel, “The Buried Giant” (2015), an elderly couple go on a road trip through an archaic English landscape, hoping to reunite with their adult son, whom they have not seen for years. This novel explores, in a moving manner, how memory relates to oblivion, history to the present, and fantasy to reality.

Apart from his eight books, Ishiguro has also written scripts for film and television.

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Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

Once a year, on All Souls Day, it is said that the dead may return; Solar Bones tells the story of one such visit.

Set in the west of Ireland as the recession is about to strike, this novel is a portrait of one man’s experience when his world threatens to fall apart.

Wry and poignant, Solar Bones is an intimate portrayal of one family, capturing how careless decisions ripple out into waves, and how our morals are challenged in small ways every day.

A book written in a single novel-length sentence has won the Goldsmiths Prize 2016. Solar Bones, published by Tramp Press, was named the winner of the £10,000 award which recognises fiction at its most novel.

The work was praised for its remarkable narrative which unfolds in one unbroken sentence and as a formally innovative novel which is also a moving and compelling read.

It follows the stream-of-consciousness recollections of a man named Marcus Conway, a middle-aged engineer from the west of Ireland briefly returned from the dead on All Soul’s Day, November 2008.

The work was praised for its remarkable narrative which unfolds in one unbroken sentence and as a formally innovative novel which is also a moving and compelling read.

McCormack is the fourth winner of the prize founded in 2013 by Goldsmiths, University of London and held in partnership with the New Statesman. He is the third Irish writer to win since the prize began.

Solar Bones was picked from a shortlist of six works – after an initial 111 works were submitted for the 2016 prize.

Longlistes for the Man Booker Prize
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize
BGE Irish Book of the Year

Solar Bones
by Mike McCormack
ISBN101786891298
ISBN139781786891297
2017
Paperback
€ 12,99
Publ. Canongate

…   …   …

From: Solar Bones

the Angelus bell
ringing out over its villages and townlands,
over the fields and hills and bogs in between,
six chimes of three across a minute and a half,

a summons struck

on the lip of the void

Once a year, on All Souls’ Day, it is said in Ireland that the dead may return. Solar Bones is the story of one such visit. Marcus Conway, a middle-aged engineer, turns up one afternoon at his kitchen table and considers the events that took him away and then brought him home again.

Funny and strange, McCormack’s ambitious and other-worldly novel plays with form and defies convention. This is profound new work is by one of Ireland’s most important contemporary novelists. A beautiful and haunting elegy, this story of order and chaos, love and loss captures how minor decisions ripple into waves and test our integrity every day.

Mike McCormack

…   …   …

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Man Booker Prize announces 2017 shortlist

Paul Auster, Emily Fridlund, Mohsin Hamid, Fiona Mozley, George Saunders and Ali Smith are announced as the six shortlisted authors for the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Their names were announced by 2017 Chair of judges, Lola, Baroness Young, at a press conference at the offices of Man Group, the prize sponsor.

The judges remarked that the novels, each in its own way, challenge and subtly shift our preconceptions — about the nature of love, about the experience of time, about questions of identity and even death.

Two novels from independent publishers, Faber & Faber and Bloomsbury, are shortlisted, alongside two from Penguin Random House imprint Hamish Hamilton and two from Hachette imprints, Weidenfeld & Nicolson and JM Originals.

The 2017 shortlist of six novels is:
4321 by Paul Auster (US) (Faber & Faber)
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (US) (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (UK-Pakistan) (Hamish Hamilton)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (UK) (JM Originals)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (US) (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Autumn by Ali Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)

The judging panel, chaired by Lola, Baroness Young, consists of: the literary critic, Lila Azam Zanganeh; the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novelist, Sarah Hall; the artist, Tom Phillips CBE RA; and the travel writer and novelist, Colin Thubron CBE.

The 2017 winner will be announced on Tuesday 17 October in London’s Guildhall, at a dinner that brings together the shortlisted authors and many well-known figures from the literary world. The ceremony will be broadcasted by the BBC.

The shortlisted authors will each receive £2,500 and a specially bound edition of their book. The winner will receive a further £50,000 and can expect international recognition.

The Man Booker Prize 2017 shortlist:
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (US) (Faber & Faber)
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (US) (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan-UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (UK) (JM Originals)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (US) (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Autumn by Ali Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)

The Man Booker Prize 2017
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The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist announced

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced on 26 July.

This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Baroness Lola Young (Chair); literary critic, Lila Azam Zanganeh; Man Booker Prize shortlisted novelist, Sarah Hall; artist, Tom Phillips CBE RA; and travel writer, Colin Thubron CBE.

The list was chosen from 144 submissions published in the UK between 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK.

The 2017 longlist, or Man Booker ‘Dozen’, of 13 novels, is:
– 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (US) (Faber & Faber)
– Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Ireland) (Faber & Faber)
– History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (US) (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
– Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan-UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
– Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Ireland) (Canongate)
– Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (UK) (4th Estate)
– Elmet by Fiona Mozley (UK) (JM Originals)
– The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (India) (Hamish Hamilton)
– Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (US) (Bloomsbury)
– Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (UK-Pakistan) (Bloomsbury)
– Autumn by Ali Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
– Swing Time by Zadie Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
– The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (US) (Fleet)

Chair of the 2017 judges, Baroness Lola Young, says: ‘Only when we’d finally selected our 13 novels did we fully realise the huge energy, imagination and variety in them as a group. The longlist showcases a diverse spectrum — not only of voices and literary styles but of protagonists too, in their culture, age and gender. Nevertheless we found there was a spirit common to all these novels: though their subject matter might be turbulent, their power and range were life-affirming – a tonic for our times.

First awarded in 1969, the Man Booker Prize is recognised as the leading prize for literary fiction written in English. The list of former winners features many of the literary giants of the last four decades: from Iris Murdoch to Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan to Hilary Mantel.

The rules of the prize were changed at the end of 2013 to embrace the English language ‘in all its vigour, its vitality, its versatility and its glory’, opening it up to writers beyond the UK and Commonwealth. The Man Booker Prize is sponsored by Man Group, an active investment management firm.

More information about the prize is available at: www.themanbookerprize.com

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PULITZER Prizes 2017

Pulitzer Prizes

Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride has announced today (april 10) the winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes in the World Room at Columbia University in New York, N.Y.

This announcement marks the 101st year of the prizes. The Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded by Columbia University each spring since 1917.

The awards are chosen by a board of jurors for Journalism, Letters, Music and Drama.

The 2017 Winners in Letters, Drama and Music:

Fiction
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

Poetry
Olio by Tyehimba Jess
Part fact, part fiction, Tyehimba Jess’s much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers, musicians and artists directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. Olio is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicated, co-opted, and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them.

History
Blood in the Water: The Atica Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson
On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Drawing from more than a decade of extensive research, historian Heather Ann Thompson sheds new light on every aspect of the uprising and its legacy, giving voice to all those who took part in this forty-five-year fight for justice.

Nonfiction
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Staff Pick: In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge.

Biography or Autobiography
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar
The Return is at once an exquisite meditation on history, politics, and art, a brilliant portrait of a nation and a people on the cusp of change, and a disquieting depiction of the brutal legacy of absolute power. Above all, it is a universal tale of loss and love and of one family’s life.

List of all this years Pulitzer Prize winners:

Journalism
Public Service: The staff of the New York Daily News and ProPublica.
Breaking News Reporting: The staff of East Bay Times.
Investigative Reporting: Eric Eyre, the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
Explanatory Reporting: The Panama Papers, by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy and the Miami Herald.
Local Reporting: The staff of The Salt Lake Tribune.
National Reporting: David Fahrenthold, The Washington Post.
International Reporting: The staff of The New York Times.
Feature Writing: C.J. Chivers of The New York Times.
Commentary: Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal.
Criticism: Hilton Als, The New Yorker.
Editorial Writing: Art Cullen, The Storm Lake Times.
Editorial Cartooning: Jim Morin, Miami Herald.
Breaking News Photography: Daniel Berehulak, The New York Times.
Feature Photography: E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune.

 

Letters, Drama, & Music
Fiction: The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead.
Drama: Sweat, by Lynn Nottage.
History: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, by Heather Ann Thompson.
Biography or Autobiography: The Return, by Hisham Matar.
Poetry: Olio, by Tyehimba Jess.
General Nonfiction: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond.
Music: Angel’s Bone, by Du Yun.

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