Wednesday’s Links

  • The Nobel Prize in Literature will be awarded tomorrow at 1pm Stockholm time. Bloomberg news has a rundown of the current contenders, which include Syrian-born poet and critic Adonis, South Korean author Ko Un, and Philip Roth.
  • Speaking of awards, the National Book Award Finalists were announced today. I’m posting the Fiction and Non-Fiction, which I think are good lists. Look at the list here to see the Children’s and Poetry:

    Mischa Berlinski, Fieldwork (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
    Lydia Davis, Varieties of Disturbance (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
    Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End (Little, Brown & Company)
    Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
    Jim Shepard, Like You’d Understand, Anyway (Alfred A. Knopf)

    Fiction judges: Francine Prose (chair), Andrew Sean Greer,
    Walter Kirn, David Means, and Joy Williams.


    Edwidge Danticat, Brother, I’m Dying (Alfred A. Knopf)
    Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (Twelve/Hachette Book Group USA)
    Woody Holton, Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution
    (Hill and Wang/Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
    Arnold Rampersad, Ralph Ellison: A Biography (Alfred A. Knopf)
    Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Doubleday)

    Nonfiction judges: David Shields (chair), Deborah Blum,
    Caroline Elkins, Annette Gordon-Reed, and James Shapiro.

  • Yay! Self-Promotion. Rather, store promotion. A customer told us that Ellen Pompeo, of the show Grey’s Anatomy, mentioned my store as one of her favorites in a recent profile in AmericanWay.
  • More self-promtion: I wrote an article on the NEIBA trade show for Bookselling This Week. It’s my first piece of paid journalism!
  • Bostonist interviews Shalom Auslander, who will be appearing at Brookline Booksmith tomorrow evening at 7 pm. Yes, I’m promoting another store’s event, mainly because I like this book so much. I’ll be there and still be a square.

Update: I fixed the link on the article I wrote. Should work now.

1 thought on “Wednesday’s Links

  1. Michael K.

    I liked your report on NEIBA (though the link doesn’t seem to work). Thanks for mentioning the Alice Waters!


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