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Guardian first book award 2012 goes to Kevin Powers

Guardian first book award 2012 goes to Kevin Powers | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The Yellow Birds, a novel based on author's time as a gunner in Iraq commended for 'extraordinary promise'...
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Man Booker prize 2017 longlist led by Arundhati Roy's return to fiction

Man Booker prize 2017 longlist led by Arundhati Roy's return to fiction | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Twenty years after her first novel took the same award, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness leads a field of 13, ranging from established stars to newcomers
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The only one I've read is the George Saunders which I tip for shortlist. Several others I'd planned to read anyway so yeah, happy. List coincides with what I want to read. Am so happy Auster is there and can't wait to read 4321.
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14 Award-Winning Poetry Collections That Deserve Your Attention

14 Award-Winning Poetry Collections That Deserve Your Attention | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
As much as we poetry lovers might not like to admit it, poetry does tend to garner far less fanfare than its literary cousin: prose. The opportunities to recognize and celebrate mainstream fiction and nonfiction books are abundant (and we totally lov…
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What are Anne Enright, John Boyne and others reading this Summer?

What are Anne Enright, John Boyne and others reading this Summer? | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Some of Ireland’s best-known writers and readers share the books that will be in their suitcases.
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Another great list of summer reading.
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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - How many have you read?

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - How many have you read? | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it

From 3rd edition, 2010.  

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My score = 187 and a feeling of guilt at what I haven't read yet. (I have decades on most of you, so don't worry.) This is a phenomenal list, Based on an earlier edition of the book because the most recent books it lists are at least 7 years old.  
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10 Chilling Fiction Books Inspired By Terrifying True Stories

10 Chilling Fiction Books Inspired By Terrifying True Stories | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
As all book-lovers know, authors will find inspiration for their work anywhere and everywhere — inventing stories from their own imaginations, basing their fiction on personal experiences, garnering inspiration from other great works of literature, a…
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Sebastian Barry's 'glorious and unusual' novel wins Walter Scott prize

Sebastian Barry's 'glorious and unusual' novel wins Walter Scott prize | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Days Without End takes £25,000 honour, the second time the author has won the award for historical fiction
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The Dangers of Reading in Bed

The Dangers of Reading in Bed | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
In 18th-century Europe, the practice was considered a menace to life and property, but mostly to morals. An Object Lesson.
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100 Must-Read Strange and Unusual Novels

100 Must-Read Strange and Unusual Novels | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
100 book recommendations for people who like to read weird, unusual, strange novels
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I like "strange and unusual".

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Miles Franklin award 2017 longlist reveals 'depth and strength of Australian writing'

Miles Franklin award 2017 longlist reveals 'depth and strength of Australian writing' | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Nine authors in line for $60,000 prize, with books covering themes such as assisted suicide, murder, retirement and desire
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'My father's work was never published. Now he’s gone, what happens to his words?'

'My father's work was never published. Now he’s gone, what happens to his words?' | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
He dedicated his life to writing, but never made a living from it. What do I do with the huge body of unpublished work he left behind?
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Very moving piece about a real dilemma.  I have the feeling though that his daughter is just embarking on the journey of getting his work out into the world and this is just the first step.
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The age of anxiety: what does Granta’s best young authors list say about America?

The age of anxiety: what does Granta’s best young authors list say about America? | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The US is in crisis - what about its literature? Michelle Dean reports on the 2017 Granta list of writers under 40, which is as diverse as the country itself
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Very interesting piece about where American writing is at. More women, more diversity.
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Walter Scott historical fiction prize shortlist revealed - BBC News

Walter Scott historical fiction prize shortlist revealed - BBC News | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Seven books are shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction to be awarded in Melrose later this year.
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What Is Lost in a Nation That's Reading Less Literature?

What Is Lost in a Nation That's Reading Less Literature? | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
One Alabama library is demanding jail time for late books. How is this happening in a nation that's reading less and less? 
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Graham Swift’s Mothering Sunday wins fiction’s most secretive award

Graham Swift’s Mothering Sunday wins fiction’s most secretive award | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The writer’s 10th novel has won the £15,000 Hawthornden prize, sponsored by arts patron Drue Heinz
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11 Books That Have Won Awards This Year

11 Books That Have Won Awards This Year | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Check out these great award winning books 2017, including fiction winners, young adult books, mystery novels, thrillers, and more.
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Top 10 secrets in fiction

Top 10 secrets in fiction | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
From the hidden passions of Mrs Dalloway to Patrick Bateman’s murderous designs, these books expose a subject we all privately love
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16 Books You Should Read This July

16 Books You Should Read This July | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Alissa Nutting, Made for Love Alissa Nutting's Made for Love has to be this summer's most heartwarming novel, and that's saying a lot, given that it involves a
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Golden Hill wins Francis Spufford third major prize in a year

Golden Hill wins Francis Spufford third major prize in a year | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Roistering tale of New York in its infancy adds £10,000 Desmond Elliott prize to the Costa first novel and Ondaatje awards it has already clinched
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Miles Franklin award shortlists five first-time nominees

Miles Franklin award shortlists five first-time nominees | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Australia’s most prestigious literary prize recognises stories of women, outsiders, ageing and satire for $60,000 award
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Weird Books You Should Read if You Like 'Twin Peaks'

Weird Books You Should Read if You Like 'Twin Peaks' | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Eye-patched amnesiacs, haunted hotels, and existential detectives are just a few of the Lynchian elements you'll encounter in these literary works.
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The Essex Serpent adds top British Book Award to prize haul

The Essex Serpent adds top British Book Award to prize haul | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Sarah Perry crowns a much-garlanded year for her gothic romp, honoured alongside authors including Kiran Millwood Hargrave and JK Rowling
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The underwhelming and overhyped Essex Serpent wins top book award.
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Ten books to read in May

Ten books to read in May | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Including accounts of a married Catholic priest and the first European to set foot in Timbuktu, these titles should sit on your shelf, writes Jane Ciabattari.
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Top 10 terrible houses in fiction

Top 10 terrible houses in fiction | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Places you’d be desperate to avoid in real life provide a magnetic lure in books by authors from Dickens to Du Maurier and even Richard Adams
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A very nice reading list. Probably my favourite horrible house on the list is Shirley Jackson's Hill House. 
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Granta’s list of the best young American novelists

Granta’s list of the best young American novelists | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Once a decade, Granta picks the most-promising authors under 40 in the US and UK. Here are the 21 young American writers to watch this decade
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Young American novelists (and short story writers) to look out for.  Some names I'm familiar with including Lauren Groff and Clare Vaye Watkins for their short stories. But most I look forward to discovering.  
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10 Transgressive Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups

10 Transgressive Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
They may be ancient forms of storytelling, but fairy tales are still big business. Case in point: the new Disney live-action version of Beauty and the
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