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Good morning! It's Sunday, and it's also Oscar day. Once upon a time I used to try to see every single nominated film (I never actually succeeded), but these days I rarely go to films, even with the ...
by Floja Roja
Comment Count 79 comments on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 07:00 AM PST with 34 Recommends
You can vote for the winner. Members vote. You can become a [member http://www.renovationsf.org/]. There are several levels of membership. I am not sure which would allow you to vote. It looks ...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Two weeks ago I diaried the Hugo Awards. The Hugo is an award for science fiction. I didn't know the Hugo is not the only one. There are between 132 and 134 major awards for science fiction. I ...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon May 09, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
John Newbery, a publisher in the 18th century, published children's books for the first time. Newbery sold children's books cheap and made his profit from a patent medicine. ...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon May 30, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Ian Fleming didn't want to pay his taxes on his estate. He was dying young and still felt the need to protect his family. In England the taxes for artists are mighty and his friend, Jock Campbell, ...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Suppose a literary award was the only thing standing between you and a lobotomy. That's the way it happened in New Zealand in 1951. I first learned about Janet Frame watching An Angel at My ...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Two famous and generous, million dollar prizes, Japanese literary awards are the Yomiuri and the Akutagawa Prizes. My first question, how many of these are in English? I randomly selected Kaizu by ...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon May 16, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The Caine Prize's nickname is the African Booker. Many here know and love the Booker Prize. Sir Michael Caine was the CEO or Chairman of the Booker prize from 1975 to his retirement in 1993. As a ...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Apr 04, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
April 2011 will be the first time the prize of US$10,000, sponsored by [One Caribbean Media http://www.onecaribbeanmedia.net/], will be awarded. The short list for the [OCM Bocas Prize for ...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Mar 28, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
The Commonwealth Writers' Prize is an ambitious prize. It awards £10,000 for the best book winner and £5,000 for the best first book winner. The finalists from a short list of 48, 12 in each ...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Mar 14, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
The Commonwealth Writer's Prize has the biggest scope of the major awards I looked at for this series. By announcing the finalists, I would think the Commonwealth Writer's Prize sells books. It is ...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 05:00 AM PST with 5 Recommends
I was casting about trying to find an award to talk about this week when AdmiralNaismith published one of the best [best 100 lists http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/17/976640/-One-Hundred-Books-...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon May 23, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I know in these diaries I have mercilessly added to your reading list. Not only asking you to read the winners, but also the entire short list. Then when you have extra time on your hands, I plop ...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon May 02, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
My crystal ball of Kindle availability proved right for last week. Room by Emma Donahue (Canada) was announced the winner of her group and will be going to Sydney for the big winner party.
by 88kathy
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Mar 07, 2011 at 05:00 AM PST with 3 Recommends