Search results for tag: Jennifer Egan

US critics name their 12 best novels of the 21st century to date

A group of American critics have named Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a take on the life of an overweight Dominican-American nerd, as the best novel of the 21st century to date. BBC Culture, the arts section of the international BBC site, polled several dozen US critics to find the greatest novels written so far this century, with 156 novels in all named by experts from pape... Read more

by | January 27, 2015

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: John Birmingham, Jennifer Egan and R.A. Spratt

I had promised to post a new set of three authors offering writing tips every Friday evening but this is the second third time in a row I have forgotten to do so. Hmmm… Maybe I should just promise to post every Saturday? Or even better, forgo the promise… I know what I’ll do. New announcement: I have long thought the advice offered to aspiring writers in answer to question ten... Read more

by | April 7, 2012

Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Jennifer Egan author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, The Los Angeles Times Book Award and National Book Circle Critics Award Ten Terrifying Questions —————————————— 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you... Read more

by | December 9, 2011

Winner of The 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

The U.S.A. digs this book… Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Which is for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life… Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction One of the New York Times Book Review‘s Top 10 Books of 2010 One of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast,... Read more

by | April 19, 2011

2011 Orange Prize for Fiction – The Longlist

Longlist in full Leila Aboulela – Lyrics Alley A lyrical and deeply moving novel by a twice Orange-listed rising star, set in pre-Independence Sudan, Egypt and post-war Britain. With Mahmood Bey at its helm, the family can do no wrong. But when Mahmood’s son, Nur – the brilliant, charming heir to his business empire – suffers a near-fatal accident, his hopes of universit... Read more

by | March 16, 2011