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Task #3: A book by a woman or AOC that won an award in 2018

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message 1: by Sara (new)

Sara Clarke | 5 comments Here are some ideas in this category that won major literary awards.

Man Booker Prize: Milkman, by Anna Burns
Man Booker International Prize: Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk
PEN/Faulkner Award: Improvement, by Joan Silber
PEN International Award: Chemistry: A Novel, by Weike Wang
National Book Award: The Friend, Sigrid Nunez
National Book Award: The New Negro: The Life Of Alain Locke, by Jeffrey C. Stewart
Lambda Literary Award: Hunger, by Roxane Gay
Lambda Literary Award: Autonomous, by Analee Newitz
Hugo Award AND Nebula Award: Stone Sky, by N. K. Jemisin

Some of these are even by women of color!


message 2: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (bybibookgirl) | 88 comments I read that Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke won some award, and she's a WOC.. I'll probably go for that one. Stone Sky is tempting, but I haven't read the rest of the trilogy yet


message 3: by Sara (new)

Sara Clarke | 5 comments Cindy wrote: "Sing, Unburied, Sing won the National Book Award and it is by a WOC. I’ve been wanting to read this!"

I think that won last year, for 2017, though. It is very good, though!


message 4: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Potter | 19 comments Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2018.


message 5: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (bybibookgirl) | 88 comments Home Fire is the other one I'm considering!


message 6: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (tantara) Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (a woman of color) won Canada's prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize for 2018.


message 7: by Sara (new)

Sara Clarke | 5 comments Candiss wrote: "Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (a woman of color) won Canada's prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize for 2018."

Oooh, that's great news! I have that on hold from the library and it looks really good.


message 8: by Sara (new)

Sara Clarke | 5 comments Oh, another good addition:

The Hate U Give won in "Best Of The Best" for the Goodreads Choice Awards.


message 9: by Bonnie G. (new)

Bonnie G. (narshkite) | 1354 comments Thanks Candiss
Washington Black in on my tbr pile!


message 10: by Edie (new)

Edie | 26 comments Sara wrote: "Oh, another good addition:

The Hate U Give won in "Best Of The Best" for the Goodreads Choice Awards."


If you haven't read this, I highly recommend it. My favorite read in 2018.


message 11: by Angie (new)

Angie Sturrock An Aussie contribution - Michelle de Kretser won the 2018 Miles Franklin with The Life to Come. It's been on my tbr since the long list was announced and now I have a very good reason to bump it up in priority :)


message 12: by Hope (new)

Hope Sara wrote: "Oh, another good addition:

The Hate U Give won in "Best Of The Best" for the Goodreads Choice Awards."


This is going to be my pick!


message 13: by Allie (new)

Allie (allieeveryday) Others I found this week:
Long Way Down (Edgar)
The Poet X (National Book Award)

If comics are your thing:
Black Panther: World of Wakanda (Eisner)
The Tea Dragon Society (Eisner)


message 14: by Begotxu (new)

Begotxu | 1 comments The Poet X is great!! :)


message 15: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (bybibookgirl) | 88 comments Oh! I SO want to read Tea Dragon Society! But it always seems to be too expensive to get here (Scotland)


message 16: by Candiss (last edited Dec 15, 2018 10:49AM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) For double-dippers/multi-dippers: The Tea Dragon Society also works for:

- A comic by an LGBTQIA creator

- A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009: The book is an ALA Rainbow book, which is one of the listed awards/accolades Book Riot linked for this task.


message 17: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta | 44 comments Jenny wrote: "Oh! I SO want to read Tea Dragon Society! But it always seems to be too expensive to get here (Scotland)"

I got my copy from Forbidden Planet Glasgow - they have occasional girls-only nights called She Reads Comics, during which the shop offers a 20% discount on everything. 😁

Better yet, it's reduced by 25% on Book Depository just now.


message 18: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (bybibookgirl) | 88 comments Oh, sounds good! Thank you!


message 19: by Madeline (new)

Madeline (linameka) | 2 comments Jenny wrote: "Oh! I SO want to read Tea Dragon Society! But it always seems to be too expensive to get here (Scotland)"

It is so worth it! I've read it several times! See if your local library has it if you can't purchase it!


message 20: by John (new)

John | 30 comments Sara wrote: "Here are some ideas in this category that won major literary awards.

Man Booker Prize: Milkman, by Anna Burns
Man Booker International Prize: Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk
PEN/Faulkner Award: Improve..."


Which authors are women of colour?


message 21: by Terri (new)

Terri (zoomcity) John wrote: "Sara wrote: "Here are some ideas in this category that won major literary awards.

Man Booker Prize: Milkman, by Anna Burns
Man Booker International Prize: Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk
PEN/Faulkner A..."


John wrote: "Sara wrote: "Here are some ideas in this category that won major literary awards.

Man Booker Prize: Milkman, by Anna Burns
Man Booker International Prize: Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk
PEN/Faulkner A..."



Weike Wang, Roxane Gay, and N K Jemisin


message 22: by John (new)

John | 30 comments Terri wrote: "John wrote: "Sara wrote: "Here are some ideas in this category that won major literary awards.

Man Booker Prize: Milkman, by Anna Burns
Man Booker International Prize: Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk
P..."


Thanks, Teri!


message 23: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Moore | 5 comments Maggie wrote: "Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2018."

Home Fire is great! I highly recommend.


message 24: by Virginia (new)

Virginia (vlgrantham) | 7 comments Jenny wrote: "I read that Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke won some award, and she's a WOC.. I'll probably go for that one. Stone Sky is tempting, but I haven't read the rest of the trilogy yet"

Bluebird, Bluebird won an Edgar Award for best novel, and I think I'm going to read that one for this challenge. I feel the same way about Stone Sky.


message 26: by Ava (new)

Ava | 29 comments Thank you all for the suggestions! I'm going to cross Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body off my TBR list for this task.


message 27: by DarthVixReads (new)

DarthVixReads | 26 comments The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemison won the Hugo in 2018 for best novel. It is a third in series but I have been meaning to to get into it anyway so this is a great reason to start! She has won back to back with each of her novels in this series sooo I can’t wait.


message 28: by Maddie (new)

Maddie (madelinewagner) | 29 comments Books I'm considering:

Milkman by Anna Burns (Booker Prize)
Hunger by Roxanne Gay (LAMBDA; Bi-sexual Non-fiction)
Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (National Book Award: Young People’s Literature)
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (Women’s Prize for Fiction)
Improvement by Joan Silber (PEN/Faulkner Fiction)


message 29: by Lianne (new)

Lianne Burwell (lianneb) | 47 comments I'm planning to read Flights by Olga Takarczuk, which also counts as a translated book written/translated by a woman


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