ABIA 2016 Shortlists

natural wayreckoning natural wayFirst half of the year we’re always bombed with awards and prizes lists. Sometimes it can be very overwhelming. However it’s still worth to mention that this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have announced its shortlists. You can, of course, pick up the titles that you’d like to read or recommend to others. It’s better having a variety of choices than a fewer titles. Continue reading

The 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards

let me die let me dieMystery Writers of America has announced the winners of the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2015.

Best novel

Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy (Penguin Random House – Dutton)

Best first novel by an American author

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Atlantic – Grove Press) Continue reading

The Arthur C Clarke Award Shortlist

arcadiaThe Arthur C Clarke award is for science fiction. What’s new about this year’s selection is that one of the titles, Iain PearsArcadia, that also comes in the form of an interactive app.

This shortlist along with the lineup of  the Hugo awards should provide a lot comfortable or confronting reading for science fiction fans. Continue reading

2016 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award

memory artistFrom the shortlist of four, Katherine Brabon has won this year’s Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for her novel The Memory Artist, an ‘intelligent, moving, Russia-themed meditation’.

Other shortlisted titles are Continue reading