Award winning reading suggestions

The 2009 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award was recently announced.

The winner is Michael Thomas for his debut novel, Man Gone Down
btw, this is an award for which libraries get to play a role in the nominations.

For 2009, Halifax Public Libraries had nominated the following titles :
Where White Horses Gallop, By Beatrice McNeil

The Book of Negroes, by Lawrence Hill

What Was Lost, by Catherine O’Flynn

For 2010, we have just nominated:

Falling, by Anne Simpson

The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway

Through Black Spruce, by Joseph Boyden.
Speaking of award winning debut novels, has just announced the short list for the First Novel Award:

The Toss of a Lemon, by Padma Viswanathan
Reading by Lightning, by Joan Thomas
Red Dog, Red Dog, by Patrick Lane
The Boys in the Trees, by Mary Swan
Stunt, by Claudia Dey
Chase and Haven, by Mike Blouin

Sleepy Friday

my favorite chair