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What Book Are You Most Excited About This Year?

What book are you most excited about this year? Share your most anticipated book at the 2012 books hashtag on Twitter.

On New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth show today, this GalleyCat editor shared the books he’s looking forward to this year. Our list follows below…

Over at The Millions, you can explore a much longer list of upcoming books. If you want to add your own book to our list, just follow our Facebook Your New or Upcoming Book page.

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Judge Complains as the Orange Prize for Fiction 2010 Longlist Is Revealed

orangeprize.jpgThe Orange Prize for Fiction 2010 Longlist was revealed yesterday, and one judge complained publicly about the 129 authors she read for the prize.

In the Guardian, television producer and writer Daisy Goodwin knocked the choices: “I think the misery memoir has had its day, but there are an awful lot of books out there which had not a shred of redemption in them … I was surprised at how little I laughed … and the ones where there was humour were much appreciated I can tell you.”

What do you think? Last year, Marilynne Robinson won the £30000 prize. See all 20 longlisted finalists after the jump–a list that includes everybody from Sarah Waters to Hilary Mantel to Barbara Kingsolver.

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Marilynne Robinson Wins £30,000 Prize

image6384.jpgMarilynne Robinson (pictured) has won the £30,000 Orange Prize for Fiction for her third novel, “Home.” The Orange Prize is an annual award for “the woman who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English.”

In addition, Francesca Kay won the Orange Award for New Writers 2009 for “An Equal Stillness” and Helen Barton won the 2009 Orange/Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition.

Here’s more from Fi Glover, who chaired the judging committee: “["Home" is] a kind, wise, enriching novel, exquisitely crafted. We were unanimously agreed–it is a profound work of art.”

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Awarded

bookprizesLogo.gifOn Friday evening, Los Angeles Times Book Editor David L. Ulin announced the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes during a ceremony at the Los Angeles Times building.

Marilynne Robinson won the fiction prize for “Home;” Michael Koryta won the Mystery/Thriller prize for “Envy the Night;” Frank Bidart won the Poetry prize for “Watching the Spring Festival: Poems;” and Terry Pratchett won the YA prize for “Nation.”

More details here, the rest of the winners are listed after the jump. Here’s an LA Times interview with Robinson about traveling the United States: “Robinson then complained that many people ignore Iowa, saying folks go to the West Coast and East Coast but skip the middle. To her, the area’s beauty is quite unparalleled.”

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