National Book Award

New(s) Editions: November 25th, 2013

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Italy creates an American Idol-like reality TV show for aspiring novelists to compete for a book deal. nyti.ms/1cXCvkh

After a lengthy eight-year battle, Google wins lawsuit on the grounds of fair use regarding their book-scanning program. Though controversial due to copyright issues, the program has digitally scanned more than twenty million books for participating libraries and online “snippets.” bit.ly/1cshOYR

Critics and writers weigh in on the best books of 2013. bit.ly/1eof1SF

Underdog James McBride receives the 2013 National Book Award for his novel, The Good Lord Bird. Read who else was nominated. cnn.it/1e2PbDa

Eighty-seven year old Harper Lee sues her hometown museum for profiting unfairly from her literary fame. bit.ly/1dYSlL6

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

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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