Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle--Yomiuri Award, Kafka Prize
Haruki Murakami often tops the list of people's favorite authors. In 2006 he became the sixth recipient of the Franz Kafka Prize (two previous recipients of this prize... Learn more
Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao--Pulitzer and National Book
Junot Díaz's first novel certainly racked up the awards: the John Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize, the Dayton Peace Prize in Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle... Learn more
George Eliot's Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life
About twice a year I like to throw in a piece of classic literature. Something that was written pre-literary award era, whose only award is the mere fact it has entered... Learn more
Clarice Lispector's The Hour of the Star and The Passion According to G.H.
Brazilian member Juliana has inspired us to branch out to authors who aren't American or European. Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian writer who has been described as... Learn more
David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet--Commonwealth Writers'
At several meet-ups members have brought up David Mitchell's name as someone they'd like to read more of. Several of Mitchell's novels have been short- or long-listed... Learn more
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