Late Again At XFX

images-5.jpgThe new year rolled around and I successfully updated all the parts of A Celebration of Reading (ACOR) to start the new reading list and catalog the books I read during the year. I even contemplated removing or radically modifying my Bookshelves entries since I will be donating most of the books as I move to much smaller quarters in Florida and since I have replaced so many of those books with digital versions to read on my iPad.

So I’m sitting here sipping tea and noting the imaginative, experimental books I have already read this month and contemplating a few upcoming titles that have my own bodily fluids gurgling when I realized that I had forgotten to update and extend the reading list for the embedded Experimental Fiction reading group (XFX).

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The Nobel Prize in Literature

Yes, it’s coming up on that time again and the odds-makers are coming alive with their predictions. The is the list of authors I have seen mentioned for the honor:

  • Haruki Murakami
  • Mo Yan
  • Cees Nooteboom
  • Ismail Kadare
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Dacia Maraini
  • Mircea Cartarescu
  • Merethe Lindstrøm
  • Leonard Nolens
  • Adonis
  • Thomas Pynchon
  • Alice Munro
  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Philip Roth

Who do you think will win? Who should be on the list that is missing? Personally, I think Murakami will win but he wouldn’t be my choice if I was asked to make the selection. It would be a tough decision but I think I would go with Ismail Kadare.

There’s a lot more to the Nobel Prize than literature and dynamite, so take a peak at the official Nobel Prize web site.

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded … see the new post.