Book Awards News

Kristina sort of started the ball rolling yesterday with her post yesterday on Scottish author James Kelman’s rant about recognition and awards.

Here are a few other interesting pieces about book awards:

Apparently Ms. Munro is keen to make sure that as many writers as possible experience the joy and benefits of winning such a prestigious, career altering recognition. Kudos to you Ms. Munro! Her latest book is Too Much Happiness
Interesting in reading about Southern California? The SCIBA (Southern California Independent Booksellers Association) has announced the finalists for the SCIBA book awards:
The adult fiction nominees are:

Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See
The Women, by T.C Boyle (ePUB)
Trust No One, by Greg Hurwitz
The Grift, by Debra Ginsberg
The Signal, by Ron Carlson

For fans of Fantasy fiction, the 2009 Word Fantasy Awards nominees for fiction have been announced:

The House of the Stag, by Kage Baker
The Shadow Year, by Jeffrey Ford
Pandemonium, by Daryl Gregory
Tender Morsels, byMargo Lanagan
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

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