Tag Archives: novel

Indian Writer Wins Man Booker Prize

Aravind Adiga’s first novel, The White Tiger, took home the Man Booker Prize last night (as well as £50,000). The prize aims to recognize the very best in fiction each year, and Adiga was one of six authors shortlisted for the award. He is the fourth debut novelist, and second Indian debut author, to win […]

Le Clezio wins Nobel Prize

Today in Sweden, French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio took home the Nobel Prize in Literature. Le Clezio’s books largely reflect the traveling and moving around he has done–his first book, written  in the French Riviera at age seven (!), was about the sea. He became more well-known at age 23, when he published The […]

Pynchon novel confirmed

Rumors have been flying around the web for weeks, but Penguin confirmed last Friday that Thomas Pynchon will indeed be publishing a new novel on or about August 2009.  The reclusive author wrote this novel fairly quickly compared to his last: fans of Gravity’s Rainbow had to wait seventeen years for Vineland, seven for Mason […]