Solicitations

  • The Man Booker International Prize committee seeks your nominations for prize contenders. Rushdie, Roth and Murakami make the top five. (For a scathing critique of the new prize, see James Wood’s archived New York magazine piece on the subject.)
  • Help select the oddest title of the year, preferably one that tops the 2003 champion, The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories. (Via Galleycat.)
  • Tingle Alley and The Mumpsimus are wondering which books should’ve received more attention this year. Leave suggestions in the comments at either site. Update: Laila Lalami also has an ongoing series in this vein.

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