Ten Finalists for 2013 Man Booker International Prize…Jack Kerouac?s 30 Revelations for Writing Modern Prose

Ten Finalists for 2013 Man Booker International Prize Announced from Writerswrite.com’s Writer’s Blog The ten finalists for the fifth Man Booker International Prize have been announced. The prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is available in English as a translation. … Read more

Man Booker Prizer 2011 longlist announced and more…

Longlist for Man Booker Prizer 2011 Announced from Writerswrite.com’s Writer’s Blog Born in Europe: The Ph.D.: Are Doctoral Dissertations a Waste of Time? PhDs as Cheap Labor: The Economist Analyzes The Disposable Academic from EU Pundit by Andis Kaulins A recent article at the Economist, Doctoral degrees: The disposable academic, alerts us to the fact … Read more

an interview with Judith Butler at the Immanent Frame blog.. and more…

  Implicated and enraged: an interview with Judith Butler from The Immanent Frame by Nathan Schneider Judith Butler, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is among the leading social theorists alive today. Her most recent books are Frames of War (2009) and The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere (2011), an SSRC … Read more

Howard Jacobson- Man Booker Prize winner

Good for me, I haven’t read him, too… Another author for the to do list… Howard Jacobson Wins Man Booker Prize from Writerswrite.com’s Writer’s Blog The Telegraph reports that Writer and broadcaster Howard Jacobson won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his 11th novel, The Finkler Question. Jacobson, 68, is the oldest writer to … Read more

News for the bookworms, Nobel and Man Booker winners announced

herta mueller

Mueller, whose mother was sent to a Soviet work camp for five years and who herself was harassed by the Romanian Securitate secret police after refusing to be an informer, made her debut in 1982 with a collection of short stories.

Romanian-born writer wins Nobel literature prize

Romanian-born German writer Herta Mueller, who charted the hardships and humiliations of Nicolae Ceausescu’s brutal regime, has won the 2009 Nobel literature prize.

Mueller wins Nobel literary prize

Romanian-born German author Herta Mueller is announced as the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Hilary Mantel
Hilary Mantel

Mantel named UK fiction prize winner

Author Hilary Mantel is named this year’s winner of the UK’s Man Booker Prize for her historical novel Wolf Hall.
And some goodies around the web. Enjoy your Friday! I have work to do until the evening departmental meeting:)