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message 1: by Lea (last edited Oct 31, 2017 06:09AM) (new)

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Any award you want - you can go high-brow with the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Man Booker Prize or the National Book Award, explore what’s best in speculative fiction with the Hugo and Nebula awards, get scared by the Shirley Jackson or Bram Stoker Awards, read women with the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, fall in love with the Romance Writers of America (RITA Awards), etc!

Awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English, and published in the UK in the preceding year

The Power - Naomi Alderman

Awarded by the Swedish Academy to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal[ist] direction". "Work" refers to an author's work as a whole.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Best original novel, written in the English language and published in the UK

Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders

Given to a book in English translation

A Horse Walks into a Bar - David Grossman

An award for achievements in literature in the United States

The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead (Fiction)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - Matthew Desmond (General Nonfiction)
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy - Heather Ann Thompson (History)
The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between - Hisham Matar (Biography or Autobiography)
Olio - Tyehimba Jess (Poetry)

Awarded to the year's best works of fiction by living American citizens

Behold the Dreamers - Imbolo Mbue

Recognises English-language books by writers based in Britain and Ireland

Golden Hill - Francis Spufford (First Novel)
Days Without End - Sebastian Barry (Novel)
The Bombs That Brought Us Together - Brian Conaghan (Children's)
Falling Awake - Alice Oswald (Poetry)
Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory - Keggie Carew (Biography)

Honours the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops

The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry (Book of the Year)
Dodgers - Bill Beverly (Crime and Thriller Book of the Year)
The Girl of Ink and Stars - Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Children's Book of the Year)
What Belongs to You - Garth Greenwell (Début Book of the Year)
East West Street: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity" - Philippe Sands (Non Fiction Narrative Book of the Year)
Hello, is this planet Earth?: My View from the International Space Station - Tim Peake (Non Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year)

A British prize for political writing of outstanding quality

Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee - John Bew

Celebrates outstanding popular science writing and authors

Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society - Cordelia Fine

Celebrates exceptional books that engage with the topics of health and medicine

Mend the Living - Maylis de Kerengal

The prize seeks to reward the best writing on the outdoors, nature and UK-based travel writing

Where Poppies Blow - John Lewis-Stempel

A British award that recognises one outstanding book for children or young adults

Salt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys

Champions Young Adult books written by authors living in the UK or Ireland

Orangeboy - Patrice Lawrence

An award given to a work of children's literature published during the previous year, open only to authors who have published no more than three books

The Girl of Ink and Stars - Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Overall Winner and Younger Fiction)
Orangeboy - Patrice Lawrence (Older Fiction)
There's a tiger in the garden - Lizzie Stewart (Illustrated Book)

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Awards the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year

The Obelisk Gate - N.K. Jemisin (Best Novel)
Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire (Best Novella)
Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000–2016, with A Journal of a Writer's Week - Ursula K. LeGuin (Best Related Work)

Recognizes the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States. Awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

All the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane Anders (Best Novel)
Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire (Best Novella)

A UK prize for science fiction literature

The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

Awarded by Mystery Writers of America

Before the Fall - Noah Hawley (Best Novel)
Under the Harrow - Flynn Berry (Best First Novel)
Rain Dogs - Adrian McKinty (Best Paperback Original)
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer - Kate Summerscale (Best Fact Crime)
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life - Ruth Franklin (Best Critical/Biographical)
OCDaniel - Wesley King (Best Juvenile)
Girl in the Blue Coat - Monica Hesse (Young Adult)
The Shattered Tree - Charles Todd (Mary Higgins Clark Award)

Awarded by Romance Writers of America

The Problem with Forever - Jennifer L. Armentrout (YA Romance)
Her Every Wish - Courtney Milan (Romance Novella)
The Moon in the Palace - Weina Dai Randel (Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance)
No Mistress Of Mine - Laura Lee Guhrke (Historical Romance)
A Duke to Remember - Kelly Bowen (Short Historical Romance)
Miracle on 5th Avenue - Sarah Morgan (Long Contemporary Romance)
Carolina Dreaming - Virginia Kantra (Mid-Length Contemporary Romance)
Christmas on Crimson Mountain - Michelle Major (Short Contemporary Romance)
The Pages of the Mind - Jeffe Kennedy (Paranormal Romance)
Once and For All - Cheryl Etchison (Best First Book)
Off the Clock - Roni Loren (Erotic Romance)
Repressed - Elisabeth Naughton (Romantic Suspense)
My Hope Next Door - Tammy L. Gray (Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements)

Presented by Romantic Novelists' Association

Love Song - Sophia Bennett (Romantic Novel of the Year)
Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe - Debbie Johnson (Contemporary Romantic Novel)
Little Girl Lost - Janet Gover (Epic Romantic Novel)
It Was Only Ever You - Kate Kerrigan (Historical Romance)
Max Seventeen - Kate Johnson (Paranormal or Speculative Romance)
Out of Practice - Penny Parkes (Romantic Comedy)
Christmas in the Boss's Castle - Scarlet Wilson (RoNA Rose)
Love Song - Sophia Bennett (Young Adult Romance)

Celebrates excellence in LGBT literature

Here Comes the Sun - Nicole Dennis-Benn (Lesbian Fiction)
The Angel of History - Rabih Alameddine (Gay Fiction)
Marrow Island - Alexis M. Smith (Bisexual Fiction)
Black Dove: Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me - Ana Castillo (Bisexual Nonfiction)
Mouth to Mouth - Abigail Child (Bisexual Poetry)
Small Beauty - jia qing wilson-yang (Transgender Fiction)
How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS - David France (LGBT Nonfiction)
Life Beyond My Body: A Transgender Journey To Manhood In China - Lei Ming and Lura Frazey (Transgender Nonfiction)
play dead - francine j. harris (Lesbian Poetry)
The Complete Works of Pat Parker - edited by Julie R. Enszer (Lesbian Poetry)
Thief in the Interior - Phillip B. Williams (Gay Poetry)
Reacquainted With Life - KOKUMO (Transgender Poetry)
Pathogen - Jessica L. Webb (Lesbian Mystery)
Speakers of the Dead - J. Aaron Sanders (Gay Mystery)
The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde - Dr. Gloria Joseph (Lesbian Memoir/Biography)
When We Rise: My Life in the Movement - Cleve Jones (Gay Memoir/Biography)
The Scorpion's Empress - Yoshiyuki Ly (Lesbian Romance)
Into the Blue - Pene Henson (Gay Romance)
Soul to Keep - Rebekah Weatherspoon (LGBT Erotica)
The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care - Zena Sharman (LGBT Anthology)
Girl Mans Up - M.E. Girard (LGBT Children's/YA)
The Devourers - Indra Das (LGBT SF/F/Horror)
Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display - Jennifer Tyburczy (LGBT Studies)

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Awarded by the Horror Writers Association

The Fisherman - John Langan (Novel)
Haven - Tom Deady (First Novel)
Snowed - Maria Alexander (YA Novel)
The Winter Box - Tim Waggoner (Long Fiction)
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror - Joyce Carol Oates (Fiction Collection)
Borderlands 6 - Oliva F. Monteleone & Thomas F. Monteleone, eds. (Anthology)
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life - Ruth Franklin (Non-Fiction)
Brothel - Stephanie M. Wytovich (Poetry Collection)

Celebrates outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction

The Girls - Emma Cline (Novel)
The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle (Novella)
A Natural History of Hell: Stories - Jeffrey Ford (Single-Author Collection)
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales - Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds. (Edited Anthology)
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life - Ruth Franklin (Board of Directors Award)

Awarded by the British Fantasy Society

The Tiger and the Wolf - Adrian Tchaikovsky (Fantasy Novel)
Disappearance at Devil's Rock - Paul Tremblay (Horror Novel)
The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle (Novella)
Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors - Adam Nevill (Collection)
The Geek Feminist Revolution - Kameron Hurley (Non-fiction)

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Alyssa (girlcomeundone) | 155 comments ooooh i was thinking about reading The Girls in October but i think i will hold onto it and read it in December - i was trying to figure out what i could do for this challenge that ideally didn't involve me buying yet another book!

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For distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States.
The Mercy Journals by Claudia Casper

Locus Magazine is a science-fiction and fantasy publication; the award winners are chosen by a survey of readers in an open online poll.
Death's End, Cixin Liu (Science Fiction)
All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Fantasy)
The Fireman, Joe Hill (Horror)
Revenger, Alastair Reynolds (Young Adult)
Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (First Novel)
Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (Novella)
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, Ken Liu] (Collection)
The Geek Feminist Revolution, Kameron Hurley (Nonfiction)
Full list: http://locusmag.com/2017/06/do-not-to...

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Eisner awards are given for creative achievement in American comic books, sometimes referred to as the Comics Industry's equivalent of the Oscar Awards.
Saga, Vol. 1, by Brian K. Vaughan (Best Continuing Series)
The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man, by Tom King and Gabriel Walta (Best Limited Series or Story Arc)
Black Hammer, Vol. 1: Secret Origins, by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston (Best New Series)
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson (Best Publication for Teens, ages 13-17)
Love Is Love, edited by Marc Andreyko (Best Anthology)
March: Book Three, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Best Reality-Based Work)
Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson (Best Graphic Album: New)
Demon, Volume 1, by Jason Shiga (Best Graphic Album: Reprint)
Jughead, Vol. 1, by Chip Zdarsky, Ryan North, Erica Henderson and Derek Charm (Best Humor Publication)
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, by Sonny Liew (Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia)
Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation, by Carolyn Cocca (Best Academic/Scholarly Work)
Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White, by Michael Tisserand (Best Comics-Related Book)

Full list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...

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Awards for outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
March: Book Three, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Author Winner)
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, by Javaka Steptoe (Illustrator Winner)
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (John Steptoe Award for New Talent)

The Arab American Book Awards encourages the publication and excellence of books that preserve and advance the understanding, knowledge, and resources of the Arab American community by celebrating the thoughts and lives of Arab Americans.
The Angel of History, by Rabih Alameddine
Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine, by Steven Salaita (Non-fiction)
Something Sinister, by Hayan Charara (Poetry)
The Treasure of Maria Mamoun by Michelle Chalfoun (Children/Young Adult)

Given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.
The Hammer of Thor, by Rick Riordan
If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo

William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.
The Serpent King, by Jeff Zentner

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The IBAs recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in over 70 different categories.
Fireflies in the Night, by Nalini Warriar (Fiction)
Lost Wax: Essays, by Jericho Parms (Nonfiction)
Behind the Mask, by Dana Ridenour (Action/Adventure Fiction)
Moonlight Helmsman: Robert Smalls' Amazing Escape, by Richard Maule (African American Fiction)
Dawn of the Dog: The Genesis of a Natural Species, by Janice Koler-Matznick (Animals/Pets)
Memories Flow in Our Veins: Forty Years of Women's Writing from Calyx, Edited by CALYX Editorial Collective
The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories, Edited by Martin Munro Anthology; tie
One Man Grand Band: The Lyric Life of Ron Hynes, by Harvey Sawler (Autiobiography/Biography; tie)
Uncommon Cause - Volume II: A Life at Odds with Convention - The Transformative Years, by General George Lee Butler (Autiobiography/Biography; tie)
Silver Threads: Memory House Collection, by Bette Lee Crosby (Chick Lit)
America's Simple Solutions, by Mark I. Werts (Current Events/Social Change; tie)
Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life, by David Billings (Current Events/Social Change; tie)
The Coney Island Hot Dog Heist, by Kimberly Meehan (E-book Fiction)
Camelot's Queen by Nicole Evelina (Fantasy)
Convictions, by Judith Silverthorne (Historical Fiction)
I, Necrosis, by Ramy Tadros (Horror)
Dancing in Concrete Moccasinss, by Amy Krout-Horn (LGBT)
A Black Sail, by Rich Zahradnik (Mystery)
Heather House: Witch of the Moors by Carmen Caine (Romance)
Secrets of the U'Tanse , by Henry Melton (Science Fiction)
Baroota: The Hunting Ground, by Zach Fortier (Suspense)
Poison Heartbeats, by Temple Emmet Williams (Thriller)
Wide as the Wind, by Edward Stanton (Young Adult)
Kaboom!, by Brian Adams (Young New Adult)
for complete list: http://www.indiebookawards.com/winners

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The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year.
To The Stars Through Difficulties, by Romalyn Tilghman (Contemporary Fiction)
Nine Island,​ ​by​ ​Jane​ ​Alison (Literary Fiction; tie)
Over the Plain Houses,​ ​by​ ​Julia​ ​Franks (Literary Fiction; tie)
The Grass Labyrinth Stories, by Charlotte Holmes (Short Story)
Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion, edited by Piyali Bhattacharya (Anthology)
The Secret of Goldenrod, by Jane O’Reilly (Juvenile)
Tripping Back Blue, by Kara Storti (Young adult; tie)
Black Flowers, White Lies, by Yvonne Ventresca (Young adult; tie)
The Alchemists' Council, by Cynthea Masson (Fantasy)
Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow, edited by Jason Heller and Joshua Viola (Science Fiction)
A Faithful Son, by Michael Scott Garvin (Gay/Lesbian/Trans)
Margaret the First,​ ​by​ ​Danielle​ ​Dutton (Historical Fiction)
Black Creek, by Gregory Lamberson (Horror)
Damnificados, by J.J. Amaworo Wilson (Mulicultural Fiction)
Nora & Kettle, by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (Multicultural Fiction - Young Adult)
A Girl Like You,​ ​by​ ​Michelle​ ​Cox (Mystery/Cozy/Noir)
Escape Velocity, by Susan Wolfe (Suspense/Thriller)
Waking Olivia, by Elizabeth O’Roark (Romance)
The Courtesan and the Gigolo: The Murders in the Rue Montaigne and the Dark Side of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Paris, by Aaron Freundschuh (True Crime)
Uptown Thief, by Aya de León (Urban)
Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening, by Martha Beck (Visionary Fiction)
You Can Call Me Vodka: A Cambodian's Story of Life After the Killing Fields, by Mary-Jo Glen Ohl (Juvenile/Young Adult Non-Fiction)
Beautiful Hero: How We Survived the Khmer Rouge, by Jenny H. Lau (Multicultural Juvenile/Young Adult Non-Fiction)
The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity, by Gregory D. Smithers (Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult)
Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity, by Morgan Mann Willis (LGBT Non-fiction)
Gwan Anthology, by Jerome Walford (Graphic Novel - Humor)
Oh, Hell Volume 1: Chyrsalides, by G. Wassil, Dave Hamann and Michael Birkhofer (Graphic Novel - Drama or documentary)
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace, by Patty Yumi Cottrell (Best First Book)
Sleepwalker: The Mysterious Makings and Recovery of a Somnambulist, by Kathleen Frazier (Best First Book - Non-fiction)
For the complete list of award winners: http://www.ippyawards.com/125/medalis...

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The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
The Queen of Blood, by Sarah Beth Durst
The Regional Office Is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales
In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, by Diane Guerrero
Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded, by Hannah Hart
Arena, by Holly Jennings
Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventuree, by Ryan North
Die Young with Me: A Memoir, by Rob Rufus
The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems, by Matt Simon,
The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko, by Scott Stambach

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A US award

Sing, Unburied, Sing - Jesmyn Ward (Fiction)
Far from the Tree - Robin Benway (Young People's Literature)
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia - Masha Gessen (Non-fiction)
Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 - Frank Bidart (Poetry)

France's most prestigious literary prize

L'Ordre du jour - Éric Vuillard (in English: The Order of the Day)

For historical fiction, open to books published in the UK, Ireland or the Commonwealth.

Days Without End - Sebastian Barry

Britain's oldest literary awards

The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride (Fiction)
The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller’s Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece - Laura Cumming (Biography)

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anolinde | 18 comments Thank you for all these options!! I'll have to think of which one I'm going to try...

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Susan | 53 comments omg this list is AMAZING! tysm!!

I've had The Underground Railroad and The Devourers on my to-read, I hadn't realised they'd won awards this year - plus, my mom just bought The Underground Railroad, the universe has aligned, etc.

Also thinking about Every Heart a Doorway, since it's SO talked about and I've heard such conflicting reviews about it. And it's so short. I'd like to form my own opinion on it lol.

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Alyssa (girlcomeundone) | 155 comments I am extra excited to pick up The Girls given all the new drama around the author's ex-boyfriend's accusations of plagiarism.

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Juliana (julzreads) | 94 comments I went ahead and looked through the books I've read this year and discovered at least two of them have won awards for this year. Sooo, I'd say I've completed the challenge. I may read something else that won an award this month but who knows? I still have 6 books to go to surpass last year's quota.

This was a lot of fun and I look forward to the challenges next year!

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Kim | 65 comments I just finished Bellevue Square which won the Giller prize. It was a mindfuck.

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Cara (hidingmyheart) | 35 comments I'll probably read Salt to the Sea for this.

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Sam (samjunipero) | 41 comments I'm planning on reading The Power for this month's challenge. It's been on To-Read list for a while so I'm happy it won an award.

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Kat | 54 comments Since my library has it, I'm going to read All the Birds in the Sky.

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Sasha | 104 comments Holy moly that's a lot of awards. Thanks for compiling all of that together!

I wanted to make sure I completed the challenge, so I did Her Every Wish. A novella was a nice change of pace and I've heard a lot about Courtney Milan, but I felt like I never liked the hi-jinks her heroines got into in the summaries. I'm going to attempt another book but I needed to know it was out of the way. I might attempt Golden Hill and I can't remember who rec'd that in a post or Lincoln in the Bardo

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Kim | 65 comments Started Pigeon which won the Wales Book of the Year this year. It does have some Welsh phrasing in the book but nothing that can't be deciphered.

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Kelly (vehiclesshockme) | 78 comments I picked up Into the Water which won Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller... admittedly sort of a cop out but it peaked my interest.

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I realized that I read a few award-winning books earlier in the year (The Fisherman, The Winter Box,If I Was Your Girl and The Ballad of Black Tom) but I'm not gonna count them lol. I put Every Heart a Doorway on hold at the library and I'll pick it up this week.

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Kelly (vehiclesshockme) | 78 comments I read The Girls earlier this year but I'm not going to count it (and also it was garbage)

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