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Book Review: "Half Blood Blues"

Esi Edugyan In 2011 Esi Edugyan’s bestelling novel Half Blood Blues snagged Canada’s highest literary honor, was a finalist for Britain’s Man Booker Prize, and was translated into nine languages. A Canadian with roots in Ghana, 34-year-old Edugyan’s novel explores the overlooked histories of Africans and mixed-race foreigners through the travails of a popular jazz band trapped in Nazi-era Europe.
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Howard Jacobson, Man Booker Prize Winner, On Receiving the Award

Entertainment : Speakeasy - (4 years ago)

The U.K.’s most prestigious literary award -- the Man Booker Prize for Fiction -- was given this week to 68-year-old Howard Jacobson for “The Finkler Question,” a book often described as a comic novel. Speakeasy talked to Jacobson a... Read Post

Book buzz: Man Booker finalists, more

Entertainment : Lifeline Live (2 years ago)

The shortlist for Britain's most prestigious literary prize has been announced. Read Post

Esi Edugyan's "Half-Blood Blues" wins Giller Award

Entertainment / Books : Omnivoracious (3 years ago)

It was an exceptional short list for this year's Scotiabank Giller Award, Canada's most prestigious literary prize, and second-time novelist Esi Edugyan has come out on top. Her novel Half-Blood Blues, which had previously been shor... Read Post

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