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2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded annually for the best original novel written in the English language. In the past, the award was only given to a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Republic of Ireland, or Zimbabwe. However, beginning in 2014 authors from anywhere in the world are considered eligible, as long as their work is in English and published in the United Kingdom. 

Past winners of this prestigious literary award include The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel and Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
 
The winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction is The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan.

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What We're Reading: Americanah

Americanah

Growing up in Nigeria, Ifemelu and Obinze always dreamed of being able to leave for America. When Ifemelu gets a chance to go to a university in Pennsylvania, they promise that they will meet again soon, once Obinze is ready to apply for graduate school. But America is not the perfect place Ifemelu had imagined, and she struggles to find a job and a place in her new country.

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Upcoming Releases November 2014

Upcoming Releases November 2014

Wondering when your favorite author’s next book will be released? Below is a list of upcoming releases by popular authors. The titles on this list are on order for the library and can be placed on hold by clicking the links below. Release dates are subject to change.

If you have any questions or need assistance with placing one of these books on hold, please stop by the Readers' Advisory desk or call 814-3987.

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National Book Award for Fiction

National Book Award for Fiction

The National Book Award for Fiction, administered and presented by the National Book Foundation, is a prize recognizing outstanding literary work by citizens of the United States. Awards are given annually in four categories:  Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature. 

The National Book award is one of the nation’s most prestigious literary prizes and has a stellar record of identifying and rewarding quality writing. Past winners of the National Book Award for Fiction include Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, The Round House by Louise Erdrich and Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.
 
See below for a list of titles included on 2014 Longlist for Fiction. The five finalists will be revealed on October 15th and the winner announced on November 19th.
 

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