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Old 05-21-2013, 01:46 PM   #16
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I have a question: could I nominate a book by aDutch author who has been given the important P.C.Hooft award?
The P.C. Hooft Award (in Dutch: P.C. Hooft-prijs) is a Dutch language literary life achievement award. The annual award is alternately given for prose (fiction), essays (non-fiction) and poetry. The award was established in 1947 as a Dutch state award. It is named for the Dutch poet and playwright Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft. It is generally considered the chief literary oeuvreprijs ('life's-work-prize') in the Dutch language.

if not...there's 'no man overboard'.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:11 PM   #17
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I don't see why not. As an official state award, the P.C. Hooft Award/P.C. Hooft-prijs is surely considered a major award, is it not?
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I don't see why not. As an official state award, the P.C. Hooft Award/P.C. Hooft-prijs is surely considered a major award, is it not?
Yes, it is a major award, only for important autors.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:39 PM   #19
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I don't see why not. As an official state award, the P.C. Hooft Award/P.C. Hooft-prijs is surely considered a major award, is it not?
I'm not sure ff major is relevant.

I thought the category was award winners. As in multiple award winners. Just stirring the pot (especially since this helps my nominations).

As long as the book is available as an ebook in desertblues country (and meets the other retrictions), it should eligible for nomination.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:47 PM   #20
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Ha! Wouldn't that be Awards Winners? (Although that would help at least one of my nominations also. )
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:02 PM   #21
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I will second Among Others by Jo Walton.

It is available from Amazon for Kindle and also at the iTunes Book Store in epub.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:17 PM   #22
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I nominate The tea lords by Hella Haasse.

Hella Haasse was the 'grand old lady' of Dutch literature. She got many awards in the Netherlands as well in France (Académie Francaise https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hella_Haasse

Her internationally acclaimed Magnus opus "Heren van de Thee" was translated to ‘The Tea Lords’ in 2010. It is a historical novel set in the Dutch East Indies of the 19th and 20th century, based on a trove of documents and letters deposited in the Netherlands by the heirs and relations of the book’s characters.

The Tea Lords, published in the Netherlands in 1992 and well rendered into English by Ina Rilke, is Haasse's first appearance here for 15 years. It is one of her largest-scale exercises in fictional sympathy: a portrayal of three generations of Dutch colonial experience in the East Indies, and altogether more forgiving than Multatuli's classic 1860 novel, Max Havelaar, which sweepingly denounced his country's abuses. (Multatuli appears in Haasse's narrative as a distant cousin-by-marriage and is given fair, if mocking, treatment for his vanity and egotism, especially where women were concerned.)
Haasse's intention in The Tea Lords is not to slay the monster of colonialism again, but to seek out a representative family's story – a product of its time rather than its greediest architect or blackest sheep.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010...-haasse-review

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Amazon US: p-book is only listed as pre-order
UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tea-Lords-He.../dp/1846271711 (ebook)
Australia http://www.booktopia.com.au/search.e...uctType=917504 (p-book)
Canada http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...s=hella+haasse (p-book and ebook)
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:26 PM   #23
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And I second Murakami's Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.
( and I wanted the Orphan's master.....)
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #24
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I will nominate More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon. It won the 1954 International Fantasy Award.

More Than Human is about a gestalt organism--the next step in human evolution. It concerns a group of people with extraordinary mental and psychic powers who "blesh" (blend + mesh} together so as to form a single entity. The book explores the development of this entity and the nature and morality of such a being. Beautifully--even poetically--written, it is often considered to be Sturgeon's masterpiece.

Amazon has several Kindle editions and the iTunes Book Store carries it in epub format.

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Old 05-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #26
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So many intriguing choices and only two nominations left!

I'll third The Swerve, which I nominated in the non-fiction category last year and have yet to read

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I'll second The Tea Lords. I love colonial history.

As an aside, my nomination got two awards!
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:43 PM   #27
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I third The Tea Lords.

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Oh, this looks good: sex, dark humor, murder, and it's the winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather by Jincy Willett.

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$3.99 at Amazon.


This sucks. Found it by searching Amazon for award winners. The TITLE of this book is Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather. It did not win the National Book Award. Withdrawn.
I read that book years ago. It wasn't as good as I was hoping for, but it was somewhat interesting in a quirky sort of way.
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Oh, this looks good: sex, dark humor, murder, and it's the winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather by Jincy Willett. ...This sucks. Found it by searching Amazon for award winners. The TITLE of this book is Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather. It did not win the National Book Award. Withdrawn.
...I read that book years ago. It wasn't as good as I was hoping for, but it was somewhat interesting in a quirky sort of way.
I wonder how many people bought it thinking it was a National Book Award winner?

Knew I should have gone with something with which I was at least somewhat familiar. That's why I nominated the two I did. At least I'd heard of them and was familiar with some of the buzz they generated. I don't recall hearing of any of the fiction books on the list.
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I'd like to third Among Others by Jo Walton. I just read a review about the book.
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