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Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

Skippy Dies by Paul MurrayI’m slowly but surely working my way through most of the 2010 Man Booker Prize Long List and am so pleased that I got hold of a copy of Paul Murray’s Skippy Dies early on in my quest. It’s a fabulous piece of work and thoroughly deserving of its place on this year’s Booker Long List. With my appetite for Paul’s writing now well and truly whetted, I look forward to getting a copy of his first novel An Evening of Long Goodbyes as soon as I possibly can.

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National Book Awards 2009 Finalists

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann“On March 16, 1950, publishers, editors, writers, and critics gathered at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City to celebrate the first annual National Book Awards, an award given to writers by writers. The American Book Publisher’s Council, The Book Manufacturers’ Institute, and The American Booksellers’ Association jointly sponsored the Awards, bringing together the American literary community for the first time to honor the year’s best work in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry”. – Source the National Book Foundation

Novel Suggestions has listed below the 2009 winner and finalists in the fiction category which you are sure to want on your reading list. (more…)