This Week in Books

9 October, 2009

there were two major awards.

The Man Booker Prize went to Hilary Mantel for Wolf Hall, her historical tale of Thomas Cromwell, which has had some outstanding reviews in the literary blog scene.

And the biggie, the Nobel Prize in Literature went to Herta Müller, a Romanian born German writer who chronicled life under Nicolae Ceaucescu’s brutal regime. The reactions to her award can be found here at the Literary Saloon and here.

So I thought Sarah Waters might win the Booker for The Little Stranger and Haruki Murakami the Nobel, but hey, what do I know? Good thing I didn’t place a bet at the bookies.

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