Tag Archives: Kate Atkinson

A Little Jousting at the Tournament of Books

The Tournament of Books is off and running with a rousing opener, complete with intrigue, insults, and innuendo—who could ask for more? Each year the ToB opens with a pre-Tournament playoff round, a kind of throat-clearing to get readers in the groove, let them dust off their commenting IDs, and prepare everyone to sling a […]


Sunday Links, May 12, 2013

The shortlist for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize) has been announced. It is referred to as “staggeringly strong,” and on the sole basis of Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life, which I read and loved, I’d have to agree. The Locus Award finalists have been announced. The finalists for […]


Sunday Links, April 28, 2013

The Prix Aurora Award ballot has been announced for work done in 2012 by Canadians. I get unreasonably annoyed that nominated books aren’t available here in the United States. Try to find Thunder Road by Chadwick Ginther, for instance, and Amazon offers you Bruce Springsteen. Not that I don’t love me some Bruce, but this […]