The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist

The longlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize was just announced on Thursday, and it looks like an excellent group of books. I've read four of these already, and once the shortlist is announced in September I will try to read all six before the winner is announced in October. Below are the 13 selections… Continue reading The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist

Lost in Translation

I love The Vegetarian and Human Acts, both written by Han Kang and translated by Deborah Smith.  I think they are are both incredible and tragic works about humanity, both it's brutality and compassion.  So I was disappointed when I came across this article today about the error filled translation of The Vegetarian. While I… Continue reading Lost in Translation

Books out today, July 11th

Hi all!  I have been lucky enough to read and review two books that are being released today.  Both were great, and I suggest you check them out if you get a chance.  Tornado Weather may be one of my top books of the year, so definitely give this one a look. Tornado Weather by… Continue reading Books out today, July 11th

2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlist – UPDATE

And the winner is.... A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman (Jessica Cohen, Translation)!  I was hoping for Fever Dream because of how amazing disturbing it was (it gets better each time I think back on it), but now I have to add the winner to my TBR.  Sadly, I was unable to read… Continue reading 2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlist – UPDATE

Curtis Sittenfeld’s new book on Hillary Clinton

I am a huge fan of Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep and American Wife, so I was thrilled today when I found out that Sittenfeld is planning to write a novel about Hillary Clinton.  In the book she will have Hillary turn down Bill's numerous marriage proposals once and for all and then imagine how her life would have turned… Continue reading Curtis Sittenfeld’s new book on Hillary Clinton

2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlist

The 2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlist was announced today.  This award honors fiction in English translation, and these six books made the cut.  One will be announced as the winner on June 14th: Compass by Mathias Enard A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors Judas… Continue reading 2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlist