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Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
Thought that I would start a new thread about the various book prizes that are announced regularly

First up, the longlist for Wainwright Prize is announced today:

http://wainwrightprize.com/2017/06/02...


message 2: by Anna (new)

Anna (justanna) | 145 comments Great idea Paul, not heard of that one, but I like it.


message 3: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1875 comments Some brilliant books there, There just isn't enough time to read all these. Still not read last years winner yet :-(


message 4: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
I have read all of this years selection


message 5: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1875 comments Wow. Nice one.

So come on...pick the one you think should win. :-)


message 7: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 553 comments The Bailey's prizewinner has just been announced:
http://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.u...


message 8: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
You beat me to posting it Cathy! I haven't read it, have you?


message 9: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 553 comments Not yet, but I've read a couple on the longlist which were both great.


message 10: by Jo (new)

Jo Weston (joster) | 1697 comments Mod
It's great - brutal, terrifying and wholly original.


message 11: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 553 comments A friend recommended Alderman's The Liars' Gospel so I've got that on my pile too.


message 12: by Paul (last edited Jul 26, 2017 10:34AM) (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
Has anyone got any predictions for the Mann Booker longlist on Thursday?


message 13: by Paul (last edited Jul 27, 2017 05:27AM) (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
So the Mann Booker Longlist is:

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (US) (Faber & Faber)
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Ireland) (Faber & Faber)
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (US) (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan-UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Ireland) (Canongate)
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (UK) (4th Estate)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (UK) (JM Originals)
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (India) (Hamish Hamilton)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (US) (Bloomsbury)
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (UK-Pakistan) (Bloomsbury)
Autumn by Ali Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
Swing Time by Zadie Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (US) (Fleet)


message 14: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 553 comments Have you read any, Paul?
Lincoln in the Bardo is on my list - I've read some good reviews of it.


message 15: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
None of them, though I want to read Exit West


message 16: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1875 comments Only one I've heard of is the Underground Railroad


message 17: by Pamela (new)

Pamela (bibliohound) | 358 comments I've read Lincoln in the Bardo (which I loved) and am currently reading Swing Time. Would like to read Autumn too


message 18: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
The winner for the Wainwright Prize was announced yesterday:

http://wainwrightprize.com/2017/08/03...


message 20: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1875 comments Some interesting titles there.


message 21: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
I have read two of them, and just reserved the rest from the library


message 22: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1875 comments I've good two on my massive tbr list


message 23: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
The Not the Booker Shortlist was announced today:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/boo...


message 24: by Pat (new)

Pat Morris-jones | 1369 comments Sounds a fun idea, Paul.


message 25: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
Good selection of titles on the Baille Gifford longlist:

http://thebailliegiffordprize.co.uk/n...


message 26: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1875 comments Not read any of them but Border: A Journey to The Edge of Europe, Kapka Kassabova (Granta Books) looks interesting.


message 27: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
I have read two so far


message 28: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
Man Booker shortlist announced today:

http://themanbookerprize.com/fiction


message 29: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
Congratulations to George Saunders for winning the Booker with Lincoln in the Bardo


message 30: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1875 comments That one sounds quite interesting, might have to give it a go.


message 31: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
Congratulations to David France for winning the Baillie Gifford prize with How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS


message 32: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
Costa Shortlists have just been announced:

2017 Costa Novel Award shortlist

Jon McGregor for Reservoir 13 (4th Estate)
Stef Penney for Under a Pole Star (Quercus)
Kamila Shamsie for Home Fire (Bloomsbury Circus)
Sarah Winman for Tin Man (Tinder Press)

2017 Costa First Novel Award shortlist

Xan Brooks for The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times (Salt)
Karl Geary for Montpelier Parade (Harvill Secker)
Gail Honeyman for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins)
Rebecca F. John for The Haunting of Henry Twist (Serpent’s Tail)

2017 Costa Biography Award shortlist

Xiaolu Guo for Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up (Chatto & Windus)
Caroline Moorehead for A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini (Chatto & Windus)
Rebecca Stott for In The Days of Rain (4th Estate)
Professor Stephen Westaby for Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table (HarperCollins)

2017 Costa Poetry Award shortlist

Kayo Chingonyi for Kumukanda (Chatto & Windus)
Helen Dunmore for Inside the Wave (Bloodaxe Books)
Sinéad Morrissey for On Balance (Carcanet)
Richard Osmond for Useful Verses (Picador)

2017 Costa Children’s Book Award shortlist

Sarah Crossan for Moonrise (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
Lissa Evans for Wed Wabbit (David Fickling Books)
Kiran Millwood Hargrave for The Island at the End of Everything (Chicken House)
Katherine Rundell for The Explorer (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)


message 33: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
Wellcome Book Prize Longlist announced today:

https://wellcomebookprize.org/home


message 34: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1875 comments Some interesting titles there.


message 35: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
I have read two of them. Just checking what ones the library has at the moment


message 36: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1875 comments The vaccine race looks the best, might give that one a go.


message 37: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
To be a machine is worth reading too


message 38: by Becky (new)

Becky | 161 comments Stay With Me is very good.


message 39: by Kim (new)

Kim (kimborams) | 12 comments Re. 2017 Costa Novel Award shortlist

Jon McGregor for Reservoir 13 (4th Estate) - loved it - 5 stars (10/10)
Stef Penney for Under a Pole Star (Quercus)
Kamila Shamsie for Home Fire (Bloomsbury Circus) - got from library
Sarah Winman for Tin Man (Tinder Press) - loved it - 5 stars (9.5/10)


message 41: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
Mann Booker International Longlist announced today:

http://themanbookerprize.com/news/man...

Author (nationality), Translator, Title (imprint)
• Laurent Binet (France), Sam Taylor, The 7th Function of Language (Harvill Secker)
• Javier Cercas (Spain), Frank Wynne, The Impostor (MacLehose Press)
• Virginie Despentes (France), Frank Wynne, Vernon Subutex 1 (MacLehose Press)
• Jenny Erpenbeck (Germany), Susan Bernofsky, Go, Went, Gone (Portobello Books)
• Han Kang (South Korea), Deborah Smith, The White Book (Portobello Books)
• Ariana Harwicz (Argentina), Sarah Moses & Carolina Orloff, Die, My Love (Charco Press)
• László Krasznahorkai (Hungary), John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet & George Szirtes, The World Goes On (Tuskar Rock Press)
• Antonio Muñoz Molina (Spain), Camilo A. Ramirez, Like a Fading Shadow (Tuskar Rock Press)
• Christoph Ransmayr (Austria), Simon Pare, The Flying Mountain (Seagull Books)
• Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq), Jonathan Wright, Frankenstein in Baghdad (Oneworld)
• Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), Jennifer Croft, Flights (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
• Wu Ming-Yi (Taiwan), Darryl Sterk, The Stolen Bicycle (Text Publishing)
• Gabriela Ybarra (Spain), Natasha Wimmer, The Dinner Guest (Harvill Secker)


message 42: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1875 comments Wow I've actually heard of one of those authors, Virginie Despentes


message 43: by Pat (new)

Pat Morris-jones | 1369 comments Wow I’m reading one of women’s prize list, Eleanor oliphant etc. Jason. We are blessed


message 44: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1875 comments Those writers are soooo lucky :-)


message 45: by Pat (new)

Pat Morris-jones | 1369 comments Of course.


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message 47: by Jo (new)

Jo Weston (joster) | 1697 comments Mod
Paul wrote: "Two Book Prize announcements this week:

https://wellcomebookprize.org

http://www.desmondelliottprize.org.uk..."


Thanks Paul for sharing those. I like it when I recognise some titles in these awards, makes them feel a bit more relevant.

As it happens, I collected Stay with Me from the library this very morning.

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine sounds like quite something, I am possibly too squeamish.


message 48: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
Desmond Elliot Prize longlist was revealed last week:

http://www.desmondelliottprize.org.uk...


message 49: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 274 comments You know, I don't think I've ever read a book the same year it came out. They can be quite expensive and the library doesn't carry them. I wonder where these other people are getting them from?


message 50: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
Cracking longlist from the Wainwright Prize for 2018:

http://wainwrightprize.com/2018/06/05...


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