Select an author that was nominated or won any literary prize. (Your book does NOT need to be the prize winner.)

But if you can’t find any prize nominated/winning, live authors in your collection, choose any dead author from your stacks. The dead author doesn’t have to have won anything.

DEAD Author example: Native American/Roman/Greek/Norse/Celtic myth writers- No one knows who wrote the myths, and as far as I know,  no myth has won or been nominated for any literary prize.

Please write in the comment section, what prize the author won or was long-listed for, or if the author is dead, when he/she died (if it’s possible to know.)

Please include a link to your review, not to the first page of your blog.

If you don’t have a blog, write a short review in the comment section.


25 Responses

  1. Sample Comment from your host.

    I am selecting the 2007 Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature – Doris Lessing. She also won 15 other literary awards.

    I will read The Golden Notebook.

  2. I love Jodi Picoult books….I will be reading “The Pact: A Love Story” by her for this category. She won the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003.

  3. […] diverge and read The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai which I have been hanging on to for ages. Alive or Not: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (I must start reading Booker winners again, I really must!) Cover: […]

  4. I read Steve Toltz’s A Fraction of the Whole, which was nominated for the 2008 Booker Prize. My review can be found here

  5. I’ll be reading Crispin: At the Edge of the World by the very-much-alive Newberry winner, Avi.

  6. I read – The Road – by Cormac McCarthy – my review is here: He is alive and this book won the National Book Award.

  7. The Temple of My Familiar, by Pulitzer Prize Winner Alice Walker.

  8. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, who won the Michael L. Printz Award Honor (2007) among many others.

  9. I devoured The True History of the Kelly Gang, which won Peter Carey his second Booker Prize in 2001. My review’s up over here.

  10. I selected Atonement by Ian McEwan. Here’s the link to my review:

  11. I read Sand, by Will James.

  12. Toni Morrison has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The book I read and reviewed is “A Mercy.”

  13. The book I selected was The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare which is a Newbery Award Medal Winner.

  14. I’ve fallen behind on updating this with my reviews! 🙂

  15. The Good Earth by Pearl Buck won the Pulitzer Prize in the 1930’s.
    My review:

  16. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck – it won a Pulitzer prize.

  17. Where the Heart Is won the Walker Percy Award:

  18. Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki and winner of the 2008-9 Cybil for YA Graphic Novel.

  19. This book won the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” Award.

    The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

  20. My book in this category was The Autumn Castle by the Australian Aurealis Awards winner Kim Wilkins. If you like fairytales for adults, you will enjoy this book about what happens, when the Real World and the Lands of Faery come near each other. My review is here:


  21. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak was a winner of the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award for Excellence in oung Adult Literature. It was a winner of 4 awards and was nominated or chosen for other book awards of the year. Excellent book.

  22. I read Patricia McKillip’s Forgotten Beasts of Eld. It won the World Fantasy Award in 1975. I have only one complaint: too short!

  23. I read The Road by Cormac McCarthy, he won the National Book Award and is alive.

  24. I read the 1979 Booker-winning book Offshore. Penelope Fitzgerald died in 2000.

  25. Hi there, I read Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl. Dahl died in 1990.

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