Re: Some Book News
Posted by Sterling on 30/4/2011, 9:57:40, in reply to "Some Book News"
I've never read anything by Jennifer Egan although The Keep sounds interesting to me. I'll need to get hold of Goon Squad. Thanks for the list, too. I've only read the Updike. |
I'll look for the Ducornet. I do like her a lot.
: Last night author Jennifer Egan was award the LA Times
: Award for fiction for A Visit from the Goon Squad.
: Having previously won the Pulitzer Prize and National
: Book Critics Circle Award, this makes it, according to
: my count, only the sixth novel ever to win three major
: literary awards, with a chance for yet more awards to
: The other three-time winners are: Rabbit Is Rich by
: John Updike, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, The
: Stone Diaries by Carol Shields, Small Island by
: Andrea Levy, and The Known World by Edward P. Jones.
: (Again this is by my count only, and my idea of which
: awards are "major.")
: Another item: Sterling, I know you are a fan of Rikki
: Ducornet. Have you seen that she has a new novel out
: titled Netsuke ? It's about a psychoanalyst! I'll be
: receiving a review copy soon.