Friday, June 19, 2009

Award winning reading suggestions

The 2009 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award was recently announced.

The winner is Michael Thomas for his debut novel, Man Gone Down

btw, this is an award for which libraries get to play a role in the nominations.

For 2009, Halifax Public Libraries had nominated the following titles :

Where White Horses Gallop, By Beatrice McNeil

The Book of Negroes, by Lawrence Hill

What Was Lost, by Catherine O'Flynn

For 2010, we have just nominated:

Falling, by Anne Simpson

The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway

Through Black Spruce, by Joseph Boyden.

Speaking of award winning debut novels, has just announced the short list for the First Novel Award:

The Toss of a Lemon, by Padma Viswanathan

Reading by Lightning, by Joan Thomas

Red Dog, Red Dog, by Patrick Lane

The Boys in the Trees, by Mary Swan

Stunt, by Claudia Dey

Chase and Haven, by Mike Blouin

1 comment:

  1. I've been reading Man Gone Down and have been really impressed thus far. Thomas is a very talented writer and I've been really absorbed by this novel.
    I've wanted to check out Red Dog, Red Dog for quite sometime. The author has been compared to both Cormac McCarthy and David Adams Richards, which definately has piqued my interest. Thanks for the reminder.