Prize lists

Just putting up some recent book awards finalists in case anyone is interested.

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize long list

Sinan Antoon – The Corpse Washer (Arabic; translated by the author)
Hassan Blasim – The Iraqi Christ (Arabic; trans. Jonathan Wright)
Julia Franck – Back to Back (German; trans. Anthea Bell)
Sayed Kashua – Exposure (Hebrew; trans. Mitch Ginsberg)
Hiromi Kawakami Strange Weather in Tokyo (Japanese; trans. Allison Markin Powell)
Karl Ove Knausgaard – A Man in Love (Norwegian; trans. Don Bartlett)
Andrej Longo – Ten (Italian; trans. Howard Curtis)
Ma Jian – The Dark Road (Chinese; trans. Flora Drew)
Andreï Makine – Brief Loves that Live Forever (French; trans. Geoffrey Strachan)
Javier Marías – The Infatuations (Spanish; trans. Margaret Jull Costa)
Hubert Mingarelli – A Meal in Winter (French; trans. Sam Taylor)
Yoko Ogawa – Revenge (Japanese; trans. Stephen Snyder)
Audur Ava Ólafsdóttir – Butterflies in November (Icelandic; trans. Brian FitzGibbon)
Jón Kalman Stefánsson – The Sorrow of Angels (Icelandic; trans. Philip Roughton)
Birgit Vanderbeke The Mussel Feast (German; trans. Jamie Bulloch) Peirene Press

The Baileys Women’s Prize longlist

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam
Suzanne Berne, The Dogs of Littlefield
Fatima Bhutto, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon
Claire Cameron, The Bear
Lea Carpenter, Eleven Days
M.J. Carter, The Strangler Vine
Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries
Deborah Kay Davies, Reasons She Goes to the Woods
Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things
Hannah Kent, Burial Rites
Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland
Audrey Magee, The Undertaking
Eimear McBride, A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing
Charlotte Mendelson, Almost English
Anna Quindlen, Still Life with Bread Crumbs
Elizabeth Strout, The Burgess Boys
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
Evie Wyld, All The Birds, Singing

PEN/faulkner award finalists

Daniel Alarcón – At Night We Walk in Circles
Percival Everett – Percival Everett by Virgil Russell
Karen Joy Fowler -We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Joan Silber – Fools
Valerie Trueblood – Search Party: Stories of Rescue.

LA Times Book Prize finalists


Marie Arana / Bolivar: American Liberator
A. Scott Berg / Wilson
Benita Eisler / The Red Man’s Bones: George Catlin, Artist and Showman
Edna O’Brien / Country Girl: A Memoir
Deborah Solomon / American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

Current Interest

Sheri Fink / Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
David Finkel / Thank You for Your Service
Charlie LeDuff / Detroit: An American Autopsy
Barry Siegel / Manifest Injustice: The True Story of a Convicted Murderer and the Lawyers Who Fought for His Freedom
Lawrence Wright / Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief


Percival Everett / Percival Everett by Virgil Russell
Claire Messud / The Woman Upstairs
Ruth Ozeki / A Tale for the Time Being
Susan Steinberg / Spectacle: Stories
Daniel Woodrell / The Maid’s Version: A Novel

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

NoViolet Bulawayo / We Need New Names
Jeff Jackson / Mira Corpora
Fiona McFarlane / The Night Guest
Jamie Quatro / I Want to Show You More
Ethan Rutherford / The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories

Graphic Novel/Comics

David B. / Incidents in the Night: Volume 1
Ben Katchor / Hand-Drying in America: And Other Stories
Ulli Lust / Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life
Anders Nilsen / The End
Joe Sacco / The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme


Richard Breitman & Allan J. Lichtman / FDR and the Jews
Christopher Clark / The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
Glenn Frankel / The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend
Doris Kearns Goodwin / The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Alan Taylor / The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

Mystery / Thriller

Richard Crompton / Hour of the Red God
Robert Galbraith / The Cuckoo’s Calling
John Grisham / Sycamore Row
Gene Kerrigan / The Rage
Ferdinand von Schirach / The Collini Case


Joshua Beckman / The Inside of an Apple
Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge / Hello, the Roses
Ron Padgett / Collected Poems
Elizabeth Robinson / On Ghosts
Lynn Xu / Debts & Lessons

Science & Technology

Matthew D. Lieberman / Social: Why Our Brains are Wired to Connect
Sally Satel / Scott O. Lilienfeld / Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience
Virginia Morell / Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures
Annalee Newitz / Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
Alan Weisman / Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Young Adult Literature

Elizabeth Knox / Mortal Fire
Rainbow Rowell / Fangirl
Joyce Sidman / What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings,
Jonathan Stroud / Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase
Gene Luen Yang / Boxers & Saints


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