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Irish Book Awards shortlists

They've announced the shortlists for the many Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, in a wide variety of (apparently all also sponsored) categories -- though somewhat disappointingly, Irish-language fiction does not seem to rate highly here. The winners will be announced 16 November.

Paul Beatty Speaks After Man Booker Prize Win

The author’s novel “The Sellout” was the first book by an American to receive the British award.

For the First Time, US Author Wins the Man Booker Prize

Paul Beatty's The Sellout, a stinging satire of race and class in the US, won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday—the first time an American has taken the prestigious fiction award, the AP reports. Judges said Beatty's provocative book was a satire to rank with the classics, and as...

Madeleine Thien’s book about history’s fluidity wins a history-rich prize

She may not have taken the Man Booker, but Madeleine Thien's 'Do Not Say We Have Nothing' is a worthy winner of the Governor General's Award The post Madeleine Thien’s book about history’s fluidity wins a history-rich prize appeared first on

BAEN BOOKS HAS POSTED ON FACEBOOK THAT: This novel, and also this novel are finalists for the Promet…

BAEN BOOKS HAS POSTED ON FACEBOOK THAT: This novel, and also this novel are finalists for the Prometheus award.  As always, speaking for myself, it’s an honor just to be nominated.

Recipe: Four-Layer Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart

Nancy Silverton’s latest book is out later this week Nancy Silverton may be a well-recognized restaurateur and entrepreneur, but few know that she’s also the only chef ever to be awarded both the Outstanding Chef and Outstanding Pastry Chef awards from the James Beard Foundation. Show More Summary

Svetlana Alexievich, Margo Jefferson Among Finalists For UK’s Top Non-Fiction Award

“Books by two journalists, one a Pulitzer prizewinner, the other a Nobel laureate, have made it to the shortlist announced on Monday for the £30,000 Baillie Gifford prize for non-fiction.”

ACT FAST: Business Class Award Availability With American Miles for the Whole Family, No Fuel Surcharges!

Booking Europe awards with American miles can be tough. American releases very little space on its own flights, and their primary transatlantic partner is British Airways — and British Airways fuel surcharges can be truly choke-worthy. Right...Show More Summary

Torontoist Wins Award of Excellence at Heritage Toronto Awards

The event celebrates books, media, architecture, and community heritage projects that highlight Toronto's history. At last night’s Heritage Toronto Awards, Torontoist scooped up one Award of Excellence and one honourable mention. David...Show More Summary

United’s Draconian Changes, Southwest Companion Pass & 5/24, Reselling Gift Cards & More!

How to Book Virgin America Flights With Virgin Atlantic Miles – A good overview of booking awards with these two partners. The Plastic Merchant – A Great Way to Resell Gift Cards – A relatively new and miles/points driven company that buys gift cards. Show More Summary

Watch a Young Morgan Freeman Get His Start in Commercials

Want to know how to win the world’s top acting awards and become a big-screen icon? Your first step might be to book a national commercial or two. At least, that’s how it worked for national spokesman-turned-national treasure Morgan Freeman, beloved star of “The Shawshank Redemption,” his Oscar-winning “Million Dollar Baby,” and so much more. Show More Summary

Aeroplan Adjusts Award Ticket Fees (For The Worse)

Air Canada's (spun-off) Aeroplan program used to be my favorite loyalty program for transferring points. Going back five years, you used to be able to book a Star Alliance round the world first class award ticket with no fuel surcharges,...Show More Summary

SundanceTV Commissions True Crime Event: Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited!

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and the Academy Award®-nominated film it inspired were a result of the murder of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959. For the book, Capote interviewed the convicted killers,  Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, making his book – and the subsequent film – landmarks in true crime. Show More Summary

United Airlines Doesn’t Think You’re Smart Enough To Understand How Bad Their Changes Are

I've had a couple of days to digest United Airlines' most recent changes to their award booking engine and how it affects members. If this was their intention, I think they could have been much more transparent about the changes. IfShow More Summary

Nikky Finney Introduces Donika Kelly’s Bestiary at Literary Hub

From Donika Kelly’s recent Bestiary, longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry, Literary Hub posts Nikky Finney’s urgent and thoughtful introduction: A first book is a migration story. It is a leave-taking from the old rules and rulers. Turn. Rotate. In this migration story, a poet returns west in order finally to set […]

No women won Nobel Prizes this year, but Bob Dylan won for literature

Look guys, I know people have won the award who didn't specifically write books, but come the fuck on guys. Zero women? After 115 years of having depressing-ass statistics for award women? And at a time when women are killing it? And, weirder still, Trump was freaking nominated for a Nobel Prize

"I wasn't that comfortable with all the psycho polemic babble. It wasn't my particular feast of food."

"Even the current news made me nervous. I liked the old news better." Wrote Bob Dylan in his great book "Chronicles." I don't know if the Nobel Committee included that book in its reasons for giving him their big award, but I loved "Chronicles" and blogged it in detail, chapter by chapter, back in 2004. Show More Summary

The Big Idea: Meg Elison

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Well, this Big Idea, by Meg Elison, for a new release of her 2014 Philip K. Dick Award winner The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, is strangely and unfortunately well-timed. MEG ELISON: The biggest idea in The Book of the Unnamed Midwife is that women are people. I have read exhaustively in the genre of […]

American’s Award Search Calendar is Broken

In the middle of last month updated flight search on their website. That upended the way they display flights for sale. But it also changed award search, too. No, they didn't add any new partners for online booking. But they did screw up the award calendar. Show More Summary

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