Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday! ALL THAT FOLLOWED by Gabriel Urza A Publishers Weekly Best of Summer 2015 selection, a Summer/Fall 2015 Indies Introduce pick, and an August 2015 Indie Next pick! This psychologically twisting debut novel about a politically-charged act of violence that echoes through a quiet Spanish town is “as […]
Macmillan is proud to have three finalists for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize: Mia Couto (CONFESSION OF THE LIONESS) Amitav Ghosh (RIVER OF SMOKE, SEA OF POPPIES, FLOOD OF FIRE) Fanny Howe (SECOND CHILDHOOD) The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally […]
We're very excited to see two beautifully written novels published by Macmillan on the shortlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize, THE SLY COMPANY OF PEOPLE WHO CARE by Rahul Bhattacharya and RIVER OF SMOKE by Amitav Ghosh.
Seven books were shortlisted this year, rather than the usual five, due to the incredibly strong list of candidates.
Chair Judge Razia Iqbal responded to their choice with, "The judges were greatly impressed by the imaginative power of the stories now being written about rapidly changing life in worlds as diverse as the arid borderlands of Pakistan, the crowded cityscape of modern Seoul, and the opium factories of nineteenth century Canton. This power and diversity made it imperative for us to expand the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist beyond the usual five books."
The Man Asian Literary Prize was founded in 2007. It is an annual literary award given to the best novel by an Asian writer, either written in English or translated into English, and published in the previous calendar year.
It's that time of year again when we get the annual round-ups of top titles. Today we're highlighting Amazon's Best Books of 2011:
From the Top 20
(Fun fact: THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY was picked for both the Literature & Fiction category and the Quirky & Strange category!).
From the Top 100
THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldmann
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman
ORIENTATION: AND OTHER STORIES by Daniel Orozco
RIVER OF SMOKE by Amitav Ghosh
PULPHEAD: ESSAYS by John Jeremiah Sullivan
MY KOREAN DELI by Ben Ryder Howe
ONWARD by Howard Schultz
THE LEFTOVERS by Tom Perrotta
HARK! A VAGRANT by Kate Beaton
UPDATE: In my rush to post this, I missed a few titles! All set now.