Wednesday, March 21, 2012

[Awards] Hemingway/PEN Award and Man Asian Literary Prize

Open City by Teju Cole is the 2012 winner of the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award.

Although the PEN/Hemingway is awarded to an American author's debut novel, learn the special circumstance surrounding this year's winner. Read the NYTimes article.

Open City is available as an e-book. Find it via the library's OverDrive webpage.

South Korean author Kyung-sook Shin has become the first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize for her novelPlease Look After Mom. The award is "given to the best novel by an Asian writer, either written in English or translated into English, and published in the previous calendar year." Shin also won $30,000. Click here to read the announcement.

Browse the library catalog to find a copy of Please Look After Mom (also available in e-book format).


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