Pulitzer Prizes announced

April 18, 2016

The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded.  The Pulitzer has three classes of awards – Journalism – Letters, drama and music  –  and Special citations.  No special citations were given this year.

The prizes for letters, drama and music are:

Fiction: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Drama: Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda

History: Custer’s trials  : a life on the frontier of a new America by T. J. Stiles

Biography or Autobiography: Barbarian days : a surfing life by William Finnegan

Poetry:  Ozone journal by Peter Balakian

General nonfiction: Black flags : the rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick

Music:  In for a Penny, In for a Pound  by  Henry Threadgill

Sno-Isle owns all of the books except for Ozone journal, which Darren is purchasing, and the music title.

Entertainment Weekly has more information. Here is The Guardian article.


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Patrick Modiano, a French novelist, has received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.  He is know for writing about the effects of the German Occupation of France during World War II.  Shelf Awareness and the New York Times   have more information on Modiano.

Here is the bad news, we own two books by Modiano, both in Korean.  None of his English language books are available to buy from Baker and Taylor or Ingram.  A new title is coming out in February which is outside of our purchase window.

Past experience say new edition will be published or old editions will be reprinted soon.  We will try to buy some of his titles then.

Last years winner, Alice Munro, Canadian author, was so much easier for us to supply for our collection.






say what?!

October 11, 2007

in news today of doris lessing winning the nobel prize in literature, it was mentioned that she is only the 11th woman to win the award since its inception in 1901 – how is that possible?!