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It wasn’t the housework or the children that dragged me down. I’d done housework all my life. It was the sort of open rule that women who tried to do anything so weird as writing were unseemly and possibly neglectful.
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Annie Proulx wins high honour for writing on 'the beauty of rural America'

Annie Proulx wins high honour for writing on 'the beauty of rural America' | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The Shipping News author joins previous winners of the National Book Foundation’s award such as Toni Morrison, Elmore Leonard and Norman Mailer
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Eimear McBride wins James Tait Black prize for The Lesser Bohemians

Eimear McBride wins James Tait Black prize for The Lesser Bohemians | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The Irish novelist’s ‘astonishing’ novel about the sexual awakening of a teenager with an older actor lands the UK’s oldest literary award
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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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Mary Daniels Brown's curator insight, September 18, 4:48 PM
I, too, like strange and unusual--even weird--novels. How about you?
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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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Three first-time authors make Giller Prize longlist

Three first-time authors make Giller Prize longlist | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Longlist includes the first-ever horror novel to be in contention for Canada's most prestigious literary prize
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100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction

100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The best dystopian novels, including 1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Handmaid’s Tale, and more.
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Mary Daniels Brown's curator insight, September 18, 4:14 PM
"the term wasn’t even invented until the 19th century and has only in the last half-century or so come into vogue."
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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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