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Bookbits for June 11th, 2015

Awards!  Congratulations to Jeff VanderMeer, who won the Nebula Award for Best Novel for the first part of his Southern Reach trilogy, Annihilation.  Our JeroenW had copped to the excellence of this book last year already, as had YouReviewer Sara.  …


Bookbits for June 4th, 2015

Awards!  Congratulations to Ali Smith, who won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction last night for her novel How To Be Both.  The other nominees can be found here.  The Lambda Literary Awards (for the best LGBTQ books and stories) were …

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Bookbits for May 21st, 2015

Today it’s 20 years ago that legendary Dutch writer Annie M. G. Schmidt died (and 104 years and 1 day ago that she was born!).  I defy you to find a child born in the Netherlands in the 20th century …

Terry Pratchett mural (picture by Ella Finch)

Bookbits for April 21st, 2015

They say all things come in threes: R. I. P. Tomas Tranströmer, Günter Grass and Eduardo Galeano.  That’s quite some literary clout, there. Let the Great Theorizing commence!  Which character will have what happen in GoT Book Six?  Speaking of …

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2015 Pulitzer Prize winners announced

Congratulations to everyone who won a Pulitzer Prize!  They were announced yesterday evening. The winners in the Books and Drama categories can be found below; all winners can be found at FICTION: All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony …