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Jun162012

2011

Binocular Vision

By Edith Pearlman

Original and Current Publisher: Lookout Books 

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Jesmyn Ward for Salvage the Bones

Fiction Judges That Year: Deirdre McNamer, Jerome Charyn, John Crowley, Victor LaValle, Yiyun Li

The Year in Literature:

  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Tomas Tranströmer won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Pearlman won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Binocular Vision

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Saturday
Jun162012

2011

The Buddha in the Attic

By Julie Otsuka

Original and Current Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Jesmyn Ward for Salvage the Bones

Fiction Judges That Year: Deirdre McNamer, Jerome Charyn, John Crowley, Victor LaValle, Yiyun Li

The Year in Literature:

  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Tomas Tranströmer won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Otsuka studied art as an undergraduate at Yale and pursued a career as a painter for several years before turning to fiction writing at age 30.

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Saturday
Jun162012

2011

The Tiger’s Wife

By Téa Obreht

Original and Current Publisher: Random House

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Jesmyn Ward for Salvage the Bones

Fiction Judges That Year: Deirdre McNamer, Jerome Charyn, John Crowley, Victor LaValle, Yiyun Li

The Year in Literature:

  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Tomas Tranströmer won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Obreht was a 5 Under 35 honoree in 2010, selected by National Book Award Fiction Winner Colum McCann. She was also the first 5 Under 35 honoree to become a National Book Award Finalist.

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Saturday
Jun162012

2011

The Sojourn

By Andrew Krivak

Original and Current Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Jesmyn Ward for Salvage the Bones

Fiction Judges That Year: Deirdre McNamer, Jerome Charyn, John Crowley, Victor LaValle, Yiyun Li

The Year in Literature:

  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Tomas Tranströmer won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: The Sojourn is Krivak’s first novel. He is also the author of A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life (2008), a memoir about his eight years in the Jesuit Order. 

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Saturday
Jun162012

2010

I Hotel

By Karen Tei Yamashita

Original and Current Publisher: Coffee House Press

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Jaimy Gordon for Lord of Misrule

Fiction Judges That Year: Andrei Codrescu, Samuel R. Delany, Sabina Murray, Joanna Scott, Carolyn See

The Year in Literature:

  • Tinkers by Paul Harding won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: I Hotel is divided into ten novellas, one for each year beginning in 1968, when Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated and U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War was peaking.

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