New(s) Editions: And the Award Goes to...

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This photo is by _Art, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-license.

 

You've probably heard that just last week author Alice Munro received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Literature. But have you heard what writer Sheila Heti and others have to say about Munro's recent win? 

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/10/writers-on-alice-munro.html 

Yesterday the Man Booker Prize announced that Eleanor Catton has won the award for her novel, Luminaries. At 28, she is the youngest recipient ever:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/16/235257260/book-news-eleanor-catton-is-the-youngest-ever-booker-winner?utm_source&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20131016

This month The Harvill Seck Young Translators’ Prize awarded Lucy Geaves as the 2013 winner for her translation of the Portuguese story, “O Sucesso”:

http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/success

And further, the National Book Award has recently released a list of their finalists. The foundation has also announced that for the first time ever they will be releasing a free eBook series that includes excerpts from the finalists:

http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2013.html#.UmFHwxZmSfQ

http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2013_thecontenders.html#.Ul_nuBZmSfT