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July 29, 2015 7:24 AM   Subscribe

 
I have read none of these. *goes off to put them on reservation list at local library*
posted by Kitteh at 8:07 AM on July 29, 2015


How'd I miss a new Anuradha Roy book? I love her work. Guess I know what I'm reserving at the library.
posted by Gygesringtone at 8:17 AM on July 29, 2015


Anuradha Roy - Sleeping on Jupiter (MacLehose Press, Quercus)

I was so excited for a moment there until my wife caught my bad habit of skipping over actually reading foreign names. For any others with the shamelessly lazy heuristic of only partially reading foreign names this is not Arundhati Roy author of The God of Small Things.
posted by srboisvert at 8:18 AM on July 29, 2015


So many books, so little time. I'm at that age in my life where every book is a bit of death.

*sighs*
posted by Fizz at 8:24 AM on July 29, 2015 [2 favorites]


[thread closed on account of infinite despair]
posted by Going To Maine at 8:26 AM on July 29, 2015 [3 favorites]


I'm seriously excited to see Marlon James on that list. I've never thought he got the attention he deserved; Book of Night Women was criminally neglected, imo. Plus he's a super nice guy, so.
posted by O Sock My Sock at 8:30 AM on July 29, 2015


For any others with the shamelessly lazy heuristic of only partially reading foreign names this is not Arundhati Roy author of The God of Small Things.

That is exactly how I discovered how great an author Anuradha Roy is. I picked up Atlas of Impossible Longing thinking it was by Arundhati Roy, and it was the happiest thing to come out of my crappy unconscious biases.
posted by Gygesringtone at 8:34 AM on July 29, 2015 [4 favorites]


Thumbs up for A Brief History, it's phenomenal.

I've been looking forward to settling down to read The Green Road. Also, The Chimes sounds intriguing, and I really want to read The Year of the Runaways now based on its description, but apparently it's not out in the US until March 2016.
posted by mixedmetaphors at 9:15 AM on July 29, 2015


I'm in the Marlon James boat as well. A Brief History of Seven Killings was a fantastic read that got nowhere near the attention/acclaim it deserves.
posted by fryman at 9:20 AM on July 29, 2015 [2 favorites]


It's awesome that four out of five writers from the US are women. I'm totally plumping for Hanya Yanagihara.
posted by peripathetic at 9:29 AM on July 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


Laila Lalami! She was one of my favorite book bloggers, back in the day. Excellent news!
posted by rewil at 11:32 AM on July 29, 2015


I'm in the Marlon James boat as well. A Brief History of Seven Killings was a fantastic read that got nowhere near the attention/acclaim it deserves.

Huh? It's gotten tons of attention. I haven't read it and think it's gonna win based on the press its gotten.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 2:22 PM on July 29, 2015


Wikipedia says HBO has optioned it as a series. Me, I'm gunning for Marilynne Robinson because I loved Gilead so very much, but I don't think that she really needs the boost.
posted by Going To Maine at 3:00 PM on July 29, 2015


Current odds
posted by Going To Maine at 3:04 PM on July 29, 2015


And no Canadians.
posted by 256 at 5:33 PM on July 29, 2015


I feel uncomfortable about Americans being allowed into the Booker, I think that it makes it less distinct, regardless of the quality of the books. (I've read two)
posted by PinkMoose at 10:24 PM on July 29, 2015 [4 favorites]


the Booker should never have been opened to American authors. it used to be distinctive as a prize showcasing Commonwealth authors but now it feels like just another book prize
posted by Bwithh at 10:40 PM on July 29, 2015 [2 favorites]


Maybe this speaks to the fact that I follow so few book awards, but I'm happy to see us in the mix. But I'm coming from a position if some ignorance - does the US tend to dominate literary awards?
posted by Going To Maine at 6:32 AM on July 30, 2015


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