This post combines two of my favourite things: lists and books (no wonder I love my job as the cataloguer here in the RDC Library!). Here’s a list of the lists in this post:
List One: we’ve ordered a cornucopia of award-winning titles, some of which are ready to check out and add to your summer reading pile. They’re on the New Books shelf in the library, but don’t wait – these are the hot titles that have set the book world buzzing.
List Two: if you love award-winning books, check out the links at the bottom of this post. Many of these titles are also in the library – search here to find them.
List Three: head over to my favourite bookish website, earlyword.com, scroll down & you’ll find their massive A-Z list of awards in the right-hand column, from the Agatha Awards to the World Fantasy Awards.
List One: New Award Winners in the RDC Library
- Almost a Great Escape by Tyler Trafford (2014 Alberta Literary Awards: Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction)
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche (2013 National Book Critics Award, Fiction)
- Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life by David Stouck (2014 Charles Taylor Prize, Short List)
- Cataract City by Craig Davidson (2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Finalist)
- The Dogs are Eating Them Now by Graeme Smith (2013 Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize Winner & 2014 Charles Taylor Prize, Short List)
- Farewell, Fred Voodoo: a Letter from Haiti by Amy Wilentz (2013 National Book Critics Award, Biography)
- Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink (2013 National Book Critics Award – Non-Fiction, Winner; New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books 2013; Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and more)
- The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty by Nina Munk (2013 Governor General’s Literary Awards, Non-Fiction Finalist; 2013 National Business Book Award Finalist)
- The Juggler’s Children: A Journey into Family, Legend, and the Genes that Bind Us by Carolyn Abraham (2013 Governor General’s Literary Awards, Non-Fiction Finalist)
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (2013 Governor General’s Literary Awards, Fiction Winner; 2013 Man Booker Prize)
- The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As it Could Be by J.B. MacKinnon (2014 Charles Taylor Prize, Short List; 2014 RBC Taylor Prize Finalist; 2013 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize Finalist)
- Redeployment by Phil Klay (2014 National Book Award, Fiction)
- Roost by Ali Bryan (2014 Alberta Literary Awards: Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction)
- Tom’s River: a Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin (2014 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction)
- The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten (2013 Governor General’s Literary Awards, Children’s Text; 2014 TD Children’s Literature Award, Finalist; 2014 CBC Bookie Award, Young Adult)
- We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (2014 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award; 2014 Man Booker Prize, Finalist)
List Two: Lists of Award Winners
Wikipedia’s List of Literary Awards (with links to all)
Well, this wasn’t an actual list – just a recommendation to visit earlyword.com and check out their impressive list of book awards. But hey, I appreciate that you read all the way down, so here’s a bonus for you: the library has also purchased a few Academy Award-winning films – Imitation Game, 12 Years a Slave, Boyhood – and they are on the New Book display too!