Fall: Literary Prize Season

What do Sir Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway and Toni Morrison have in common? They were all winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature! This prize awarded by the Swedish Academy since 1901 is featured in the University of Cincinnati Libraries’ exhibit in the lobby of Langsam Library. The name of the 2010 winner, Mario Vargas Llosa, was just announced, and he is highlighted  in the exhibit along with other laureates, including the first one, the oldest and youngest laureate, and other representatives of this glorious cohort.  A selected bibliography of works by and about the Nobel Prize in Literature laureates held by the University of Cincinnati Libraries is available next to the display case.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is one of several important literary prizes awarded in the Fall. The German Book Prize 2010 was awarded on October 4th to the Swiss author Melinda Nadj Abonji. Click here to see the titles by the shortlist nominees and winner and information about their works in m collection.

Coming up next is the Man Booker Prize (the winner will be announced on October 12, see the nominee shortlist here).  The finalists of the National Book Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature will be announced on October 13.

A little earlier, in September, the winners of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize were announced.

Look for the nominated and award-winning books and other works by their authors in the UC and OhioLINK catalog. Happy reading!

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