Mailer Wins Posthumous Award for Bad Sex in Fiction

by Staff
11.30.06

The late Norman Mailer was awarded yesterday the fifteenth annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award for a passage in his last novel The Castle in the Forest (Random House, 2007). The award was established in 1993 by the London magazine the Literary Review "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it."

Nine Authors Shift Gears to Write Collaborative Novella for Lexus

by Staff
4.23.08

Lexus Magazine, a quarterly for owners of the luxury cars, recently launched the first installment of its 2008 Lexus Original Fiction Series, which will feature the work of nine notable authors, including Arthur Phillips, Richard McCann, and Curtis Sittenfeld. The series amounts to a collaborative novella titled In the Belly of the Beast. (The main characters of the story lovingly refer to—and constantly comment on—their Lexus IS F as "Beast” as they travel across country.)

Diamonds Are a Novelist's Best Friend

by Staff
9.7.01

Careful readers of The Bulgari Connection, the forthcoming novel by best-selling British writer Fay Weldon, may notice a curiously high number of passages about jewelry, albeit really nice Italian jewelry.

Lloyd Jones Wins Kiriyama Prize in Fiction

by Staff
4.2.08
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Pacific Rim Voices announced yesterday the winners of the twelfth annual Kiriyama Prize. New Zealand author Lloyd Jones won in fiction for his novel Mister Pip (Knopf Canada). Julia Whitty, who was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and lives in California, won in nonfiction for her book The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific (Houghton Mifflin). Each received fifteen thousand dollars.

D. B. C. Pierre Bags Booker Prize

by Staff
10.15.03

Australian-born novelist D.B.C. Pierre won the 2003 Man Booker Prize for Vernon God Little, published by Faber & Faber. He received £50,000 (approximately $80,000). Pierre was chosen from a shortlist including Monica Ali, Margaret Atwood, Damon Galgut, Zoë Heller, and Clare Morrall.

 

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