I am truly delighted that George Saunders has won an award for his fabulous book, Lincoln in the Bardo. I loved it from start to finish and it deserves to be inundated with accolades and prizes.
But I also loved Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire just as much, but for very different reasons (review still to come). I was terribly disappointed that it didn’t make the shortlist as I feel that it deserved a chance to be shown off to a wider audience. The kind of audience that being shortlisted for a major award can give you.
I like to read books from authors all around the world. But there is so much choice, which can make it hard for me to decide which book I should try next.
Longlists and shortlists help me narrow down the choice.
If you’d like to read more award winning books from around the world try these awards and prizes –
Man Booker International (translated works worldwide)
This is just the tip of the award winning iceberg.
If you’re lucky enough to be able to read books in other languages, there are oodles and oodles of awards and prizes for you to check out too.