Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Awards and Lists

As we get closer to the end of the year and early next year expect to see more awards and lists.

Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature

Romance Writers of America RITA Awards
Each year the RWA gives out the Golden Heart award to the best books published in a specific category. 
It's a very long list!  Here are some examples of the multitude of diverse sub-genres that are given awards:

Best Young Adult Manuscript
Best Inspirational Romance
Best Contemporary Series Romance Suspense/Adventure
Best Paranormal Romance

2010 Hugo Award Winners
Congratulations to:
Best Novel: TIE: The City & The City, China MiƩville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK); The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)

Here again we see a diverse and abundant list of sub-genres.  Some examples:
Best Graphic Story
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Best Professional Artist

The votes are in for NPR’s Killer Thrillers; the top ten are:

1. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. Kiss the Girls, by James Patterson
4. The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum
5. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
6. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
7. The Shining, by Stephen King
8. And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
9. The Hunt for Red October, by Tom Clancy
10. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Literary Fiction
Here is the Daily Beast’s 10 Best list
Readersadvisoronline's 10 Best List for Fall

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