Tis the Season

We are in the midst of the fall book awards season with several prestigious organizations naming the the best authors and books of 2010. Take a look and see if you agree with the decisions. Or perhaps find a new author you want to try.

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2010 has recently been awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa.

Howard Jacobson has won the Man-Booker Prize for fiction in 2010 for his book The Finkler Question.

The winner will be announced on Nov. 17th, but until then the National Book Foundation has a great listing of all the nominees in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature.

The 2010 PEN Literatry Awards have gone to a variety of talented writers, with Don Delillo winning the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievment in American Fiction.

The National Book Critics Circle 2010 awards won’t be announced until January, but you might want to take a look at the 2009 winners until then. 

The Anthony Awards, which selects the best mystery writing of the year in several categories, has announced their list of winners.

If British mysteries are your thing, definitely check out the 2010 Dagger Award winners which include Belinda Bauer’s first novel Blacklands.

In January, we’ll announce our Everett Public Library staff picks of 2010. You can peruse our list of 2009 and 2008 picks in the meantime.