Archive: Awards

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

BIOGRAPHY: Paula J. Giddings, "Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching" CURRENT INTEREST: Barton Gellman, "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency" Special Washington Post site includes all stories related to this book. FICTION: Marilynne Robinson, "Home" ART SEIDENBAUM AWARD FOR FIRST FICTION: Zoe Ferraris, "Finding...

By Ron Charles | April 25, 2009; 09:41 AM ET | Comments (1)

Pulitzer Prize Winners 2009

Fiction: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Finalists: The Plague Of Doves by Louise Erdrich and All Souls by Christine Schutt History: The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed Finalists: This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust and The Liberal Hour by G. Calvin MacKenzie & Robert Weisbrot Biography: American...

By Ron Charles | April 20, 2009; 03:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hot Novel Rises Again

Last year, I took some heat for (over)praising "The Gargoyle," a bizarre gothic novel by Canadian writer Andrew Davidson. It's about a pornographer who's badly burned in a car accident and then nursed by a sculptor who claims they were lovers in 14th-century Germany. A few of my colleagues here...

By Ron Charles | April 20, 2009; 02:26 PM ET | Comments (1)

Arts Writing Winners Named

Brenda Wineapple's "White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson" and Michael Sragow's "Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master" have won this year's National Award for Arts Writing. Wineapple and Sragow will split the $15,000 award, which is sponsored by the Arts Club of Washington. The other...

By Ron Charles | April 16, 2009; 05:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Americans Dominate International IMPAC Award Shortlist

Half the eight finalists for the International IMPAC Literary Award ($132,200) are Americans. The list, announced this morning in Dublin, includes: Junot Diaz (Dominican/US) "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," which has already won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Critics Circle award. David Leavitt (US), "The Indian...

By Ron Charles | April 2, 2009; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (3)


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