Literary Masters: The List!

Your long wait is over!  The 2013/2014 Season of Literary Masters is officially launched!  You will find the reading list below.  As you’ll recall, I allowed my LM members to vote this season; they chose our eight titles from a long list of books.  Everyone had fun with this, although making a decision wasn’t easy!  First, here’s the long list:
  
Fiction Category: (I asked members to vote for six out of the following titles; please note that the prizes and awards are for the author, not necessarily for the title listed below.)

  1. The Son by Philipp Meyer (Guggenheim Fellowship)
  2. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, O. Henry Award)
  3. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud (PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction nomination)
  4. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Orange Prize for Fiction)
  5. The Dinner by Herman Koch; translated by Sam Garrett (Publieksprijs Prize)
  6. The Burgess Boys by E;izabeth Strout (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
  7. The Round House by Louise Erdrich (National Book Award for Fiction, Guggenheim Fellowship, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction)
  8. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (Man Booker Prize nomination)
  9. The Innocents by Francesca Segal (National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, Costa First Novel Award, Women’s Prize for Fiction nomination)
  10. The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
  11. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (California Book Award Silver Medal, PEN/Faulkner Award nomination)
  12. Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner (National Book Award finalist)

Oldie but Goodie Category: I asked members to vote for one of the following titles:
  1. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
  2. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  3. A Dry White Season by Andre Brink
  4. Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  5. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

Non-fiction Category: I asked members to vote for one of the following titles:
  1. Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
  2. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  3. God’s Hotel by Victoria Sweet
  4. The Season of the Witch by David Talbot
  5. The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

How would YOU have voted?  Keep reading to find out how Literary Masters members voted!

 
 The 2013/2014 Season of Literary Masters Book Groups and Literary Salons Reading List is:

 
October: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
November: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
December: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
January: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
February: The Innocents by Francesca Segal
March: Telex From Cuba by Rachel Kushner
April: God’s Hotel by Victoria Sweet
May: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
 
So grab your reading glasses and join us for another fabulous season of digging deep into literary treasures!
 
To find out more about Literary Masters book groups and salons, or if you’d like to join us, please visit my website: www.literarymasters.net

  1. Publieksprijs Prize
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