Friday, April 24, 2015

[News and Notes] April 24, 2015

DEATHS




G√ľnter Grass, German novelist and winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature,  passed away April 13 at the age of 87. He is best known for his debut novel, The Tin Drum, as well as a number of plays and essays.  (NYTimes & The Guardian UK Obituaries) (Gunter Grass library catalog










AWARDS


The 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced April 20th. Click the Pulitzer winning titles below to locate or place holds. (View all 2015 Pulitzer Winners)





Fiction - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr







Biography - The Pope and Mussolini: the secret history of Pius XI and the rise of Fascism in Europe :  by David I. Kertzer






General NonfictionThe Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert







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