Daily Archives: November 22, 2012
The book world is agog at the shortlist for the 2012 Costa Book Awards.
Of the 20 books nominated, two are graphic novels!
Days of the Bagnold Summer by Joff Winterhart (Graphic Novel)
Life! Death! Prizes! by Stephen May
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The Heart Broke In by James Meek
The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder by J W Ironmonger
Snake Ropes by Jess Richards
The Innocents by Francesca Segal
The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood
Dotter Of Her Father’s Eyes by Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot (Graphic format)
Patrick Leigh-Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper
The Crocodile By The Door: The Story of a House, a Farm and a Family by Selina Guinness
Serving Victoria: Life In The Royal Household by Kate Hubbard
The World’s Two Smallest Humans by Julia Copus
People Who Like Meatballs by Selima Hill
The Overhaul by Kathleen Jamie
The Seeing by Diana Hendry
What’s Up With Jody Barton? by Hayley Long
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton
The longlist of books nominated for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been announced.
Books are nominated for this award by public libraries around the world, including our own State Library of NSW. There are 154 books on the longlist, nominated by libraries in 120 cities, in 44 countries, in 19 languages making it, surely, the most international of Awards.
The State Library of NSW have nominated three books :
- All That I Am by Anna Funder
- Five Bells by Gail Jones
- Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears
You can see the full longlist of 154 here (must be the only list without Bring Up the Bodies!)
Of the several I’ve read off that list I can thoroughly recommend 3 books by some men (bringing some balance from NSW?)
- Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar
- The Street Sweeper by Eliot Pearlman
- The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt.
Go and have a rootle around in the list – there’s something for everyone there. See how many you can read before the shortlist is announced in April 2013.