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.

Sarah Waters Interview

16 August, 2009

Just a quick post. There’s an interview with Sarah Waters on the Man Booker Prize website regarding her well-deserved nomination for The Little Stranger. You can read it here. Thanks to the wonderful Historical Tapestry for pointing this out.