April AwardsCAT -- International Dublin Literary Award and the Pulitzer Prize
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International Dublin Literary Award
The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The Award is sponsored by Dublin City Council, the municipal government of Dublin, and administered by Dublin City Public Libraries. The Award aims to promote excellence in world literature. Nominations are submitted by library systems in major cities throughout the world. The award is now in its 23rd year. The Lord Mayor of Dublin is Patron of the Award.
2017 Long List is http://www.dublinliteraryaward.ie/nominees/
The short list will be announced on April, 11th. The winner will be announced in June.
Past winners and nominees can be found http://www.dublinliteraryaward.ie/award-archive/
The Pulitzer Prizes
The Pulitzer Prizes and Fellowships, established in Columbia University by the will of the first Joseph Pulitzer, are awarded by the University on the recommendation of The Pulitzer Prize Board. The Board meets twice annually. There are 21 categories across journalism, books, drama and music. The Prizes are announced during the Spring.
Pulitzer Prizes by category http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-categories
Pulitzer Prizes by year http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year
The DUBLIN longlist is certainly expansive. I scrolled through and found that I've already read 23 of them and have two more on my tbr. I'll plan to read one of those, if not both.
A kindle deal for today is The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau was 1965 Pulitzer Prize Winner. If I can get to it, I might read that one. Another option would Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg or Purity, Fifth Season by Jemisin, The Little Red Chairs, The Spool of Blue Thread. Really, really a lot of options for April Award Cat.
I took a quick scroll down the long list for the Dublin for this year and saw a couple that are of interest - The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Benrey for which I recently took 2 BBS and The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah which I've been wanting to read for a while. And since I've packed all my books but one and am going to be using the library til we move, they'll both count for the Random also. For the Pulitzer, I'm thinking I'm going to read The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey a 2015 finalist in fiction.
I also have Maus by Art Spielglman that I am reading for CultureCAT. It won a Pulitzer in 1992 for Special Citations and Awards - Letters.
I am looking at the previous years winners and two of my very top reads of the last three years won the Dublin award. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson won in 2007 and it was my top read for 2014. The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez was my top read last year. I really need to pay closer attention to this award.
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