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message 1: by Lily (last edited Jan 19, 2017 06:15PM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 717 comments Will start this year with an entry based on information from one of us about Obama's reading of fiction:

1. All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
2. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer
by Joseph Conrad
3. Fates and Furies
by Lauren Groff
4. Nora Webster
by Colm Tóibín
5. The Whites
by Richard Price
6. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
by Salman Rushdie
7. The Lowland
by Jhumpa Lahiri
8. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
by Richard Flanagan
9. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
by Anthony Marra
10. Rodin's Debutante
by Jacqueline Woodson
11. Tinkers
by Paul Harding
12. Rodin's Debutante
by Ward Just

http://offtheshelf.com/2017/01/the-ne...

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín The Whites by Harry Brandt Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra Rodin's Debutante by Ward Just Tinkers by Paul Harding Rodin's Debutante by Ward Just


message 2: by Lily (last edited Jan 19, 2017 06:57PM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 717 comments I read this article about presidential reading yesterday:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...

It referred to 20 books that Trump claimed had framed his view of China. I wondered if I could find the list. This is what I found:

"Donald Trump recently reeled off an impressive list of Chinese books that he has read over the years that has helped him understand the nation and people that he does business with.

"'I've read hundreds of books about China over the decades,' Trump told Xinhua, the official news agency of the People's Republic of China.

"'I know the Chinese. I've made a lot of money with the Chinese. I understand the Chinese mind,' said the billionaire, who has continually stated that if he were president he would levy a 25% tax on Chinese imports.

"Asked to name any of his favorite tomes on China, Trump reportedly listed the following 20 books right off the top of his head."

1. "The Party" by Richard McGregor
2. "On China" by Henry Kissinger
3. "Mao: The Untold Story" by Jung Chang
4. "Tide Players" by Jianying Zha
5. "One Billion Customers" by James McGregor
6. "The Coming China Wars" by Peter W. Navarro
7. "The Beijing Consensus" by Stefan Halper
8. "China CEO" by Juan Antonio Fernandez and Laurie Underwood
9. "Poorly Made in China" by Paul Midler
10. "CHINA: Portrait of a People" by Tom Carter
11. "The Man Who Loved China" by Simon Winchester
12. "China Shakes the World" by James Kynge
13. "Mr. China" by Tim Clissold
14. "Country Driving" by Peter Hessler
15. "The Dragon's Gift" by Deborah Brautigam
16. "Factory Girls" by Leslie T. Chang
17. "The Heavenly Man" by Brother Yun
18. "1421" by Gavin Menzies
19. "Seven Years in Tibet" by Heinrich Harrer
20. "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua

The article was dated May, 2011.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washi...

It wasn't until 2014 that Evan Osnos received the National Book Award for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China. I was curious if it had been on Trump's list.

Another goodreads participant has already developed links for these books. I suggest using her entry:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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Lily (joy1) | 717 comments For fun -- a goodreads created list of books by authors born in the year of the rooster (a la Chinese New Year et al)

https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/8...


message 4: by Lily (last edited Mar 07, 2017 08:58PM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 717 comments 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists March 7, 2017

From an article by Ron Charles at The Washington Post:

● “After Disasters,” by Viet Dinh, who was born in Vietnam and raised in Colorado.

● “LaRose,” by Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.

● “What Belongs to You,” by Garth Greenwell, a gay American who worked in Bulgaria.

● “Behold the Dreamers,” by Imbolo Mbue, a native of Cameroon who lives in New York.

● “Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist,” by Sunil Yapa, the son of a Sri Lankan father and a Montana mother.

These writers are the United States, and they tell this country’s experience with a dazzling range of voices and styles. In some cases, their books sound as relevant as this morning’s newspaper...."

"The PEN/Faulkner Award, which bills itself as 'America’s largest peer-juried prize for fiction,' is administered by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation in Washington. The winner, who is to be announced April 4, will receive $15,000. The other four finalists will receive $5,000 apiece.

"This year’s judges are Chris Abani, Chantel Acevedo and Sigrid Nunez. They selected the five finalists from almost 500 works of fiction by American authors published in the United States during 2016."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entert...

http://www.penfaulkner.org/2017/03/07... -- Award web site.


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Lily (joy1) | 717 comments 2017 Stella Prize

The longlist for the 2017 Stella Prize was recently announced - http://thestellaprize.com.au/prize/2017/. The short list will appear on March 8 and the winner on April 18. The $50,000 (Australian dollars) Stella Prize is given to an Australian woman author of a fiction or non-fiction book.


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Lily (joy1) | 717 comments 2017 Stella Prize

"On Wednesday 8 March, International Women’s Day, the Stella Prize is delighted to announce the six extraordinary books by Australian women on the 2017 shortlist.

Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain
The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke
Poum and Alexandre by Catherine de Saint Phalle
An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire
The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor

"Brenda Walker, chair of the 2017 judging panel, says:

"‘The 2017 Stella Prize shortlist celebrates books that combine extraordinary literary accomplishment with the social and familial reverberations of some of the most significant issues of our time: racism, violence against women, the aftermath of totalitarianism, the place of art in everyday life and the way we confront our individual mortality.’

"This year, for the very first time, the shortlisted prize money has been increased from $2000 to $3000 for each shortlistee, thanks to the support of the Ivy H Thomas and Arthur A Thomas Trust managed by Equity Trustees.

"For the second year, each of the shortlistees will receive a writing retreat supported by the Trawalla Foundation in addition to the prize money. The Stella Grasstrees Writing Retreat provides shortlisted authors with a three-week immersive retreat at a house in Point Addis on the Victorian coast, and includes associated travel expenses.

"The $50,000 Stella Prize will be presented for the best work of literature, fiction or nonfiction, published in 2016 by an Australian woman.

"We look forward to announcing the winner on 18 April 2017."

http://thestellaprize.com.au/prize/2017/


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