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    Posted on: Monday, September 28, 2015

    Now that Great Britain’s Man Booker Prize committee has narrowed the list to six eligible works of fiction (the shortlist), we Yanks have gotten into the act with the recent announcement of the 2015 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction. It is quite an honor to make the list; publishers submitted a total of 419 books written by U.S. citizens and published in the U.S. for consideration. Follow me, Dive Right In, on the Dog-Eared Blog, and I’ll keep you up to date on the exciting results. 

  • Go Set a Watchman bookcover
    Posted on: Friday, August 14, 2015

    The literary world has been delirious with excitement since the announcement in February that a second novel by Harper Lee had been “found” and was to be published.  To Kill a Mockingbird was Harper Lee’s first (and until now only) novel published in 1960, winner of the 1961 Pulitzer Prize, and certainly one of the most beloved novels in American history.  Having recently read Go Set a Watchman which, at this writing, is #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and, judging by our holds, it’s a very popular book (but don’t worry we have plenty of copies!) I will attempt to answer a few questions you may have.

  • The 2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist
    Posted on: Friday, August 07, 2015

    The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize was announced last week on July 29. This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges who considered 156 books for the prize. 2015 is the second year that the prize, first awarded in 1969, has been open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK. Previously, the prize was open only to authors from the UK & Commonwealth, Republic of Ireland and Zimbabwe.

  • Posted on: Friday, July 24, 2015

    The literary world lost a giant this week when E. L. Doctorow died July 21 of complications from lung cancer. Doctorow’s immigrant parents named him for Edgar Allan Poe when he was born in The Bronx in 1931. Although he knew he wanted to become a writer in third grade, as an adult Doctorow worked for nearly a decade as a book editor for such legends as Ian Fleming and Ayn Rand and as editor-in-chief responsible for works by James Baldwin and Norman Mailer among others. After reading hundreds of scripts for movie westerns, Doctorow decided he’d had enough when, “It occurred to me that I could lie about the West in a much more interesting way than any of these people were lying.”

  • Posted on: Sunday, May 31, 2015

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  • Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015

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  • Posted on: Thursday, August 21, 2014

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  • Posted on: Thursday, August 21, 2014

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