英国橙橘奖、IMPAC都柏林文学奖短名单

April 12, 2011 on 11:32 am | In 文坛书讯 | 1 Comment

01,IMPAC都柏林文学奖短名单揭晓,有三位爱尔兰作家 Colm Toibin、William Trevor、Colum McCann 的作品入选,其他入围的作家包括Barbara Kingsolver、李翊云等。不过这也是2000年以来第一次(也是IMPAC文学奖历史上第二次)短名单里没有一本非英语小说,让人略感失望,也引起质疑声。

完整的入围书单:

Galore by Michael Crummey (Canadian)

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (American)

The Vagrants by Yiyun Li (Chinese/American)

Ransom by David Malouf (Australian)

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (Irish)

Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates (American)

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey (Australian)

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín (Irish) Viking UK,

Love and Summer by William Trevor (Irish)

After the Fire, a Still, Small Voice by Evie Wyld (Australian)

新闻与相关评论链接:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/12/impac-dublin-award-shortlist-irish

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2011/apr/12/impac-prize-shortlist-fails-fiction-translation

02,专门颁给女作家的英国橙橘奖短名单揭晓,入选的小说有Emma Donoghue的《房间》(这本书一直长居美国书店的畅销榜前十),还有今年特别耀眼的新人、才二十五岁出生于前南斯拉夫、现居美国的Tea Obreht的The Tiger’s Wife

完整的书单和简介:

Room by Emma Donoghue

Shortlisted for last year’s Man Booker prize, Room is the best-known novel on the list, gripping and moving readers with the story of five-year-old Jack, imprisoned in a room, 11ft by 11ft, with his mother.

The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna

Forna, born in Scotland to a Sierra Leonean father and Scottish mother, sets her second novel in the aftermath of the Sierra Leone civil war examining how people survive the memory of such brutal experiences. The Guardian’s reviewer called it “a remarkable novel: well researched, well thought out, well written.”

Grace Williams Says It Loud by Emma Henderson

This debut novel tells the story of Grace, sent to the Briar mental institute aged 11, who falls in love with Daniel, an epileptic who can type with his feet. It is a novel that lifts spirits and, despite its setting and depiction of terrible abuse, is often “side-splittingly” funny, say judges.

Great House by Nicole Krauss

One half of one of the most formidable literary couples in the US – her husband is Jonathan Safran Foer – Krauss’s third novel tells connected stories exploring loss and memory. At its centre is a desk with 19 drawers, which has importance to four different characters.

The Tiger’s Wife, by Téa Obreht

The youngest writer on the list – just 25 – Obreht was born in Belgrade before her family left when she was seven, as war broke out. Big things are predicted for this New York-based writer and this book, her first novel, is partly set in the aftermath of the war in Serbia.

Annabel by Kathleen Winter

Winter’s family moved from Gateshead to Newfoundland when she was very young. Her first novel tells the story of a baby born with male and female genitalia who is brought up as a boy in the hyper-male hunting culture of Labrador.

新闻链接:http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/12/orange-prize-shortlist-kathleen-winter

03,Amazon推出广告版 Kindle,距离看书也要插播广告还有多远?

新闻链接:http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2011/04/amazon-announces-ad-supported-kindle-for-114.html

04,从纳博科夫到大卫·福斯特·华莱士,令人着迷的未完成的遗作,英国电讯报评 David Foster Wallace的新书 The Pale King

链接:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/8437727/David-Foster-Wallaces-The-Pale-King-Can-it-still-be-a-masterpiece.html

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  1. 大卫·福斯特·华莱士只有一本书译成中文:《跳跃的无穷 》。

    Comment by lmzs — April 13, 2011 11:16 am UTC #

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