Posts Tagged ‘Nobel’

47 Nominees for alternative Nobel prize for literature: The New Academy Award

In Books, Literature, World on செப்ரெம்பர் 3, 2018 at 2:37 பிப

  1. Adichie Chimamanda Ngozi – Nigeria
  2. Anyuru Johannes – Sweden
  3. Atwood Margaret – Canada
  4. Auster Paul – US
  5. Avallone Silvia – Italy
  6. Bouraoui Nina – France
  7. Carson Anne – Canada
  8. Condé Maryse – Guadeloupe
  9. DeLillo Don – US
  10. Edelfeldt Inger – Sweden
  11. Ekman Kerstin – Sweden
  12. Ferrante Elena – Italy
  13. Gaiman Neil – Great Britain
  14. Ganman Jens – Sweden
  15. Hustvedt Siri – US
  16. Jägerfeld Jenny – Sweden
  17. Khemiri Jonas Hassen – Sweden
  18. Kincaid Jamaica – US
  19. Levithan David – US
  20. Louis Édouard – France
  21. Lundell Ulf – Sweden
  22. Lövestam Sara – Sweden
  23. McCarthy Cormac – US
  24. McEwan Ian – Great Britain
  25. Murakami Haruki – Japan
  26. Oates Joyce Carol – US
  27. Okorafor Nnedi – US
  28. Oksanen Sofi – Finland
  29. Oz Amos – Israel
  30. Paborn Sara – Sweden
  31. Pleijel Agneta – Sweden
  32. Pynchon Thomas – US
  33. Robinson Marilynne – US
  34. Rosoff Meg – US
  35. Rowling J.K. – Great Britain
  36. Roy Arundhati – India
  37. Schiefauer Jessica – Sweden
  38. Smith Patti – US
  39. Smith Zadie – Great Britain
  40. Stamm Peter – Switzerland
  41. Stefánsson Jón Kalman – Iceland
  42. Stridsberg Sara – Sweden
  43. Tartt Donna – US
  44. Thúy Kim – Canada
  45. Tokarczuk Olga – Poland
  46. wa Thiong’o Ngugi – Kenya
  47. Winterson Jeanette – UK

National Book Critics Circle Finalists – 2014

In Books, Literature, USA on ஜனவரி 23, 2015 at 4:19 பிப

Source: National Book Critics Circle: NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES FINALISTS; Sandrof Award to Toni Morrison – Critical Mass Blog


  1. Blake Bailey, The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait (W.W. Norton & Co.)
  2. Roz Chast, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury)
  3. Lacy M. Johnson, The Other Side (Tin House)
  4. Gary Shteyngart, Little Failure (Random House)
  5. Meline Toumani, There Was and There Was Not (Metropolitan Books)



  1. Ezra Greenspan, William Wells Brown: An African American Life (W.W. Norton & Co.)
  2. S.C. Gwynne, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson (Scribner)
  3. John Lahr, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (W.W. Norton & Co.)
  4. Ian S. MacNiven, “Literchoor Is My Beat”: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  5. Miriam Pawel, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography (Bloomsbury)



  1. Eula Biss, On Immunity: An Innoculation (Graywolf Press)
  2. Vikram Chandra, Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty (Graywolf Press)
  3. Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)
  4. Lynne Tillman, What Would Lynne Tillman Do? (Red Lemonade)
  5. Ellen Willis, The Essential Ellen Willis, edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz (University of Minnesota Press)



  1. Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press)
  2. Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books)
  3. Lily King, Euphoria (Atlantic Monthly Press)
  4. Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea (Riverhead Books)
  5. Marilynne Robinson, Lila (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)



  1. David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation (Alfred A. Knopf)
  2. Peter Finn and Petra Couvee, The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle over a Forbidden Book (Pantheon)
  3. Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Henry Holt & Co.)
  4. Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, translated from the French by Arthur Goldhammer (Belknap Press/Harvard University Press)
  5. Hector Tobar, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)


  1. Saeed Jones, Prelude to Bruise (Coffee House Press)
  2. Willie Perdomo, The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Books)
  3. Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)
  4. Christian Wiman, Once in the West (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  5. Jake Adam York, Abide (Southern Illinois University Press)



JOHN LEONARD PRIZE: Phil Klay, Redeployment (Penguin Press)


Best of Fiction: 23 Short Stories

In Books, Literature on ஜனவரி 29, 2014 at 12:47 பிப

Source: Masterpieces of Short Fiction

1. Excavations—Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”
2. Hawthorne’s “Goodman Brown” and Lost Faith
3. Under Gogol’s “Overcoat”
4. Maupassant’s “The Necklace”—Real and Paste
5. Chekhov, Love, and “The Lady with the Dog”
6. James in the Art Studio—”The Real Thing”
7. Epiphany and the Modern in Joyce’s “Araby”
8. Babel’s “My First Goose”—Violent Concision
9. Male Initiation—Hemingway’s “The Killers”
10. Kafka’s Parable—”A Hunger Artist”
11. Lawrence’s Blue-eyed “Rocking-Horse Winner”
12. Female Initiation—Mansfield’s “Party”
13. Jackson’s Shocking Vision in “The Lottery”
14. O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”
15. Paley on Survival and “An Interest in Life”
16. The “Enormous Wings” of García Márquez
17. A New World Fable—Malamud’s “The Jewbird”
18. Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues”—A Harlem Song
19. Updike’s “A & P”—The Choice of Gallantry
20. Kingston’s Warrior Myth—”No Name Woman”
21. Atwood’s “Happy Endings” as Metafiction
22. Gordimer’s “Moment Before” Apartheid Fell
23. Carver’s “Cathedral”—A Story that Levitates

The World’s Best Countries in Science

In Technology, World on ஒக்ரோபர் 1, 2012 at 11:07 பிப


SourceThe World’s Best Countries in Science: Scientific American

A: RESEARCH PAPERS: Score, on a 100-point scale, based on science papers in top journals (Digital Science, 2011)
B: PATENTS ISSUED: Number of patents (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2011)
C: EXPENDITURE: Gross domestic expenditure on research and development (2009*)
D: HIGHER EDUCATION: Number of science and engineering doctoral degrees awarded (2009*)

1. U.S. 1. U.S. 1. U.S. 1. U.S.
2. Germany 2. Japan 2. China 2. Germany
3. China 3. South Korea 3. Japan 3. U.K.
4. Japan 4. Germany 4. Germany 4. Japan
5. U.K. 5. Taiwan 5. France 5. France
6. France 6. Canada 6. U.K. 6. Italy
7. Canada 7. France 7. Russian Fed. 7. Brazil
8. South Korea 8. U.K. 8. Italy 8. Canada
9. Italy 9. China 9. Canada 9. Spain
10. Spain 10. Italy 10. Spain 10. Australia
11. Switzerland 11. Australia 11. Australia 11. Sweden
12. Australia 12. Israel 12. Sweden 12. Switzerland
13. Netherlands 13. Netherlands 13. Netherlands 13. Poland
14. India 14. Switzerland 14. Switzerland 14. Netherlands
15. Taiwan 15. Sweden 15. Austria 15. Turkey
16. Israel 16. India 16. Turkey 16. Portugal
17. Singapore 17. Finland 17. Israel 17. Czech Reublic
18. Sweden 18. Belgium 18. Belgium 18. Austria
19. Belgium 19. Austria 19. Finland 19. Belgium
20. Denmark 20. Denmark 20. Denmark 20. Mexico
21. Austria 21. Singapore 21. Mexico 21. Finland
22. Russian Fed. 22. Hong Kong 22. Poland 22. Israel
23. Hong Kong 23. Spain 23. South Africa 23. Slovakia
24. Brazil 24. Norway 24. Norway 24. Denmark
25. Finland 25. Ireland 25. Portugal 25. Greece

S Ramakrishnan picks his Favorite Foreign Authors from Current Generation Book Writers

In Books, Literature, World on மார்ச் 8, 2011 at 8:41 பிப

வாசிப்போம் வாருங்கள்

1) யான் மார்டில் ( Yann Martel)
2) ரானா தாஸ் குப்தா (Rana Dasgupta)
3) கார்லோஸ் ருஸ் ஜபான் (Carlos Ruiz Zafón)
4) காலித் ஹொசைனி (Khaled Hosseini)
5) ஹருகி முராகமி (Haruki Murakami)
6) ராபர்ட்டோ போலனோ (Roberto Bolaño)
7) ஹாசு இஷிகாரோ (Kazuo Ishiguro)
8) ஜீன் சினோஷ் (Jean Echenoz)
9) எட்கர் கரிட் (Etgar Keret)
10) ஷியாம் செல்லதுரை (Shyam Selvadurai)


  • நோபல் பரிசு பெற்ற எழுத்தாளரான ஒரான் பாமுக்(Orhan Pamuk)
  • கனடாவின் புகழ்பெற்ற எழுத்தாளரான மார்க்ரெட் அட்வுட் (Margaret Atwood)
  • இத்தாலியின் ராபர்ட்டோ கலாசோ (Roberto Calasso)
  • பிரான்சின் மார்க்ரெட் யூரிசனார் (Marguerite Yourcenar)
  • அமெரிக்காவின் பிலிப் ராத் (Philip Roth)

போன்றவர்களையும் விரும்பி வாசிப்பதுண்டு

25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World

In Life, Lists, Magazines, Politics, USA, World on நவம்பர் 9, 2010 at 10:37 பிப

25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World — Features — Utne Reader

  1. Julian Assange :: The Sunshine Kid – Launched in 2007, WikiLeaks
  2. Alex Gibney :: The Smartest Guy in the Room – From Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) through this year’s Casino Jack and the United States of Money and the new Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
  3. Tani Ikeda :: Sex-Ed Trendsetter
  4. Rebecca Solnit :: The Silver Cloud
  5. Kieran Egan :: Teacher of the Years – professor of educational theory at British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University
  6. Anil Gupta :: Intellectual PollinatorVisit the Honey Bee Network website to see a full list of the projects in its database, including shared ideas on crop management and herbal pesticides, and read a profile of Gupta at Worldwatch Institute.
  7. Woody Tasch :: Free-Range Capitalist
  8. Nina Dudnik :: A Scientist’s Scientist
  9. Natalia Allen :: Conscientious Fashionista
  10. Judith Butler :: War Empathizer – her recent book Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler retells U.S. armed forces at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq
  11. Annette Rizzo :: Judge Advocate thanks to a piece in Urbanite, which highlighted 10 ideas that could make Baltimore a better place to live, among them Rizzo’s foreclosure diversion program. Read more about the “face-to-face foreclosure” system Rizzo helped spearhead in the Philadelphia Business Journal. Rizzo also explains her approach to the housing crisis on Public Radio International’s radio show Here and Now
  12. Perry Chen :: The Virtual Patron – Artists pitch their idea with a video on the Kickstarter website: Watch ideas being pitched on anything from power show laces to a travel show that highlights hostels around Europe at Kickstarter.
  13. Michelle Ajamian and Brandon Jaeger :: Local Food Lovers – established the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative in 2008. This year they opened Shagbark Seed and Mill, a prototype processing facility, at the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks in Athens
  14. Elinor Ostrom :: The Commoner
  15. Sandra Steingraber :: Her Body, Their Chemicals Steingraber’s “Organic Manifesto,” which is available as a full PDF on her website. You can also read her columns for Orion magazine, one of which we reprinted as “Baring All Expense
  16. Ted Howard :: Workers’ Advocate – Howard’s work with Democracy Collaborative from an interview in Baltimore’s Urbanite. You can listen to a podcast featuring Howard on The Marc Steiner Show. Howard also co-wrote and article about the Cleveland model for The Nation this year, and we’ve been keeping tabs on Cleveland’s cooperative model as well
  17. Rebecca Onie :: Home Health Advocate– MacArthur “genius award” winner Onie runs Project HEALTH, which enlists college students, many pre-med, as volunteer social workers who connect low-income people to housing, heating assistance, and other nonmedical resources vital to health
  18. Elizabeth Scharpf :: Essential Entrepreneur
  19. Alexander Petroff :: Sustainability Trainer
  20. Glen Barry :: Eco–Rabble Rouser
  21. Paul Ewald :: Virally Minded
  22. Tim Wise :: The Confrontationalist – The promise of a post-racial society is premature, Wise argues in his book Colorblind. Read an interview with Tim Wise on the myth of post-racial America from The Sun. Catch him discussing racism on CNN. He’s also been on talk radio, discussing white supremacy and racism with host Gus T. Renegade. You can follow Tim Wise on Facebook, check out Wise’s website, and watch him talking about white privilege
  23. Bryan Doerries :: Ancient Healer
  24. Victoria Pettibone and Sasha Eden :: Dramatic Opportunists – Read an interview with Pettibone and Eden conducted by Gothamist. Learn more about the LOVE benefit show, WET’s annual production attended by dozens of celebrities, or watch Pettibone, Eden, and various stars discuss the project during the ritzy fundraising event, which features short plays about love written by some of the best women in television, film, and theater
  25. Bill McKibben :: Voice of Reason, Man of Action