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Archive for October, 2012

Wed, October 10th, 2012
Nobel Prize Odds Announced
Posted by: Bill Ott

It’s that time of year. Ladbrokes, the London oddsmaker, has posted odds on the Nobel Prize for Literature, to be announced Oct. 11. I’m happy to say that my horse in this race, brilliant Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, is the overwhelming favorite at 6-4. This year’s shortlist of contenders–along with lots of writers relatively little […]


Wed, October 10th, 2012
National Book Award Finalists Announced
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

This morning, while many of us were only just beginning to wake and stumble into the kitchen for a cup of coffee, the National Book Award finalists were announced on MSNBC. The winner in each category will be announced in a ceremony on November 14th. Here’s the list of nominees, along with links to Booklist reviews where available. […]


Mon, October 8th, 2012
Hostile Questions: Ellen Datlow
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

If you write horror and write short stories (and are, you know, pretty good at it), chances are you’ve been anthologized by Ellen Datlow. She’s edited over 50 of those suckers, including the annual Best Horror of the Year, Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy, and Troll’s-Eye View. For sifting through the blood-stained slush she’s […]


Thu, October 4th, 2012
Book Trailer Thursday: Puppyhood
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

If you’re wondering where you’ll get your productivity-boosting dose of cute today, BTT is here to help. Cue majestic score and behold: Puppyhood. As for a review, well… After naming it the Booklist Top of the “books we would rather selfishly keep for ourselves than share with reviewers” List and further deciding there wasn’t one […]


Mon, October 1st, 2012
Hostile Questions: Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton are blights upon humanity. Like any good little antichrists, they rose from Midwest obscurity to pen the kind of films that pee furiously into the eye of good taste. Perhaps you managed to shield your innocent, beautiful face from Feast (gooey dreck!) and The Collector (torturous dreck!). But not even […]





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