Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Three Canadians make Man Booker Prize longlist

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Author Eleanor Catton poses is nominated for this year's Man Booker Prize.
Brett Gundlock/National PostAuthor Eleanor Catton poses is nominated for this year's Man Booker Prize.
Three Canadian authors are on the longlist for the Man Booker Prize, arguably the world’s most prestigious literary award for English-language novels.
Eleanor Catton is nominated for her sophomore novel, The Luminaries, which will be published by McClelland & Stewart in September. Her first novel, The Rehearsal, received rave reviews when it was published in 2008 (it was only published in Canada in 2010). The 28-year-old Catton was born in London, Ontario, but raised in New Zealand.
Alison MacLeod has been nominated Unexploded, her third novel. Raised in Canada, she has lived in Britain since the late ’80s. Her previous novels are The Changeling and The Wave Theory of Angels, as well as a short story collection, Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction.
Ruth Ozeki has been nominated for her third novel A Tale For The Time Being, which was published earlier this year. Ozeki, 57, who was born in Connecticut, splits her time between the United States and British Columbia. Her previous two books are My Year of Meats and All Over Creation.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July Top Ten

Top Ten DVDs

Safe Haven
Life of Pi
Downton Abbey
Silver Linings Playbook
Les Miserables
The Hobbit, an unexpected journey
Game of Thrones
Jack Reacher

Top Ten Fiction
And the Mountains Echoed
Hosseini, Khaled
Brown, Dan
The Storyteller
Picoult, Jodi
12th of Never
Patterson, James
Daddys Gone a Hunting
Clark, Mary Higgins
Second Honeymoon
Patterson, James
Whiskey Beach
Roberts, Nora
The Hit
Baldacci, David
Six Years
Coben, Harlan
A Game of Thrones
Martin, George R R
The Kill Room
Deaver, Jeffery