Wednesday, June 29, 2011

[News and Notes] June 29, 2011

Tea Obreht was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction on June 8 for her debut novel, The Tiger's Wife. Obreht is youngest recipient of this prize, awarded to the best of women's writing from around the world.

If the chill from an intense thriller is what you need on a hot summer day, take a look at the 2011 nominees for the Thriller Awards. What's better than browsing a traditional list of nominees? has compiled a new "Mixtape" of web links to excerpts from the finalists' novels. Click here to browse the samples.

Science fiction and fantasy publication, Locus Magazine, has released the 2011 winners of the Locus Award. Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis won the Locus for Best Science Fiction Novel. Visit LocusOnline for the full list of winners. recently posted a great list of 10 Diverse Sci-Fi Authors You Should Know.

All library locations will be closed Monday, July 4th. Browse the library catalog to find any authors or titles mentioned above.

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