Nobel Literature Prize

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards - ShowThe Nobel laureates are being announced and there is plenty of news surrounding the upcoming Nobel Prize for Literature. Who will it be?

The Daily Beast has provided a rather exhaustive list of candidates and to emphasize the artistic credentials of these esteemed writers, have even included the odds for winning the prize as posted by the bookies. Hey, if you might win a prize for writing a book, wouldn’t it be natural for a bookie to be involved in the decision?

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XFX: First Quarter 2013 Reading List

The selections for reading during the First Quarter of 2013 have been posted for the Experimental Fiction group (XFX). They are:

  • The Fan-Maker’s Inquisition: A Novel of the Marquis de Sade
    — Rikki Ducornet (o1-16)
  • V — Thomas Pynchon (02-01)
  • The Death of Artimeo Cruz — Carlos Fuentes (02-16)
  • Parallel Stories: A Novel — Péter Nádas (03-01)
  • Titus Groan — Mervyn Peake (03-16)

Note that the Mervyn Peake selection is the first volume of the Gormenghast Trilogy. It is available in a single volume to facilitate subsequent reading of the remaining two volumes (Gormenghast, Titus Alone). A fourth volume, cobbled together from notes after the author’s death, was written by the author’s wife (no comment).

For more information on the Experimental Fiction group, the links are in the menu under ACTIVE.