other book prizes other than the booker !

i ve spoken a lot about the booker ,but thought I d point out some other prizes that are out there –

PRIX GONCOURT-

START IN 1903 ,named after the successful french writer /editor Edmund de Goncourt .it is award annually ,and never tends to be awarded to the same writer twice ,notable previous winner in recent years have been Jonathan Littell’s the kindly ones and Atiq Rahimi’s the patience stone .the 2009 winner is Marie Ndiaye with her book  trois femmes puissantes.

atiq rahimi 2008 winner

DEUTSHER BUCHPREIS -GERMAN BOOK PRIZE –

This is germany’s premier book prize it is closely modeled on the booker prize it is also awarded annually ,with first a longlist ,then short list and winner .the prize started in 2005 .last years winner was Kathrin  Schmidt. du stirbst nicht a novel that follows some one awaking from a coma .

Kathrin Schmidt winner 2009

best translated book award –

This award is present by three percent the organization based in america to promote translated books as in america only three percent of books are translated from other fiction .the prize is awarded annually ,this prize also highlights the wonderful people who translate and bring alive these books in english the last winner was Gail Harevens the confession of Noa Weber translated from hebrew it follows Noa Weber a well-known writer .

the 2009 winner

NORDIC COUNCIL LITERATURE PRIZE –

Is an award given by the nordic council annually ,the nominees come from all the nordic countries ,and has been awarded since 1962 ,notable winners include Per Petterson,Sjon .this years winner was finnish Estonia writer Sofi Oksanen with her Puhdistus /purge tells of a families experience follow tragedy .

winner 2010 sofi oksanen

There are some other book awards .

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