Monday, August 14, 2006

Book News: Monday, August 14, 2006

Two major items of book news made headlines today:

Günter Grass, Nobel-prize winning author of such works as THE TIN DRUM, admitted to having served in the Nazi Waffen-SS. Thus, Grass's involvement with the Nazis was more complicated than he had previously admitted. According to the news stories, Grass served as a teenager in the last months of World War II. Controversy stems from his having been an outspoken advocate for Germans' truth-telling about their Nazi past. TIME San Francisco Chronicle

The long list for the Man Booker Prize was announced. According to its website, this very prestigious award recognizes the "best novel of the year written by a citizen of the [British] Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. . . .The winner of the Man Booker Prize receives £50,000 and both the winner and the shortlisted authors are guaranteed a worldwide readership plus a dramatic increase in book sales. BBC News Guardian (UK)

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