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Shortlist for the YA Book Prize 2018 | In short: the memorable tale of a girls without memories. On her own, inspiringly, she goes on her way to him, a heartbreaking voyage that leads her deeply into the arctic landscape of Norway, and sends embassies to her poor, her only calming or guiding.
De Vera Hero is from the Philippines, comes to California with her uncle and his wife, comes with mysteries and walks into a secret home, can the whole household be united? It is the prelogue that stages the show, another lady, not Hero, speaking. Every key figure has an unmistakable and unmistakable role, the focus is on the different types of female, powerful, lively, hurtful and able to work under pressure.
Our storyteller is thirteen years old. Hasper is a very untrustworthy storyteller.
Twenty out of 40 debutants to read
Shea Obreht won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2011 (then Orange Prize for Fiction) for The Tiger's Wife, who was also a finisher of the National Book Award in Fiction 2011. New York Times (Michiko Kakutani) als lobte ihn als "Stunning...a Richardly texturé et fulgurant roman", und das Wall Street Journal (Sam Sacks) erklärte : "Aucun roman[cette année] n'a été plus satisfaisant.
" In a fictitious Balkans land ripped apart by conflict, The Tiger's World is a tale in which a young physician has to decipher the conditions of her grandfather's demise through his tales of meetings with "the immortal man" and the tale of the tiger's woman. Lacey was described by the New Yorker (Daphne Merkin) as "a very talented author and thinker", and her début was lauded by the Wall Street Journal (Sam Sacks) as "the most up-and-coming first novel I've met this year".
McBride won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014, the Desmond Elliott Prize 2014 and several other literature prizes for A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, which was also nominated for the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2014. She was lauded by the Times Literature Supplement as "an author of noteworthy strength and originality", and The Guardian described her début as "an immediate classic".
Smiths Henderson won the PEN Emerging Writers Award 2011 in Fiction and a Pushcart Award 2011. He is shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2014 and was described by the Washington Post (Ron Charles) as "the best novel I have ever seen this year". New York Times (John Williams) said: "First fiction is not much more self-confident or fully presented.
And Alissa won the 6th Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction for her collections of Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls shorts. Shelf Awareness ( "Marilyn Dahl) hailed her novel Tampa as a "breathtaking, violent book", and Tin House said: "Nutting is sure to become a member of a small writers' association that turns dangerous typing into high arts.
An Untamed State was nominated for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2014 and was acclaimed by the New Yorker as "commanding" and by Booklist (Donna Seaman) as "wild, thrilling and unforgettable". It'?s his first novel: Nathaniel P. The Boston Globe (Clea Simon) announced that Adelle Waldman "just may be this generation's Jane Austen", and her début was voted best novel of the year by New Yorker, NPR, Slate, The Economist and many others in 2013.
In 2014, Alex Gilvarry was one of the National Book Foundation's five out of 35 winners and won the New York City Book Award 2012 for From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant. Gary Shteyngart described him as a "young rising talent", and the New York Times Book Review (Daniel Asa Rose) commended his début as "delicious.....
The Sue Kaufman Prize 2010 for his novel The New Valley. He is shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2014 for his first novel The Great Glass Sea, and Colum McCann has acclaimed Weil as "one of the most talented authors of his generation".
In 2012 Teju Cole won the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction for Open City, which was also a finaleist of the NBCC Award for Fiction 2011. Ruth Franklin of the New Republic commended Open City as "the most beautifull novel I've seen this year" and was voted Best Books of 2011 by The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Economist, Time, NPR and many others.
Elena Akhtiorskaya was one of the five National Book Foundation laureates in 2014, and her first novel was hailed by the New York Times (John Williams) and the Washington Post (Ron Charles) as a "brilliant....[a] glittering debut". He was one of 5 out of 35 National Book Foundation winners in 2013 and won the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award 2014 in Fiction.
New York Times Books Review lauded her début as "brilliant, disastrous..... one of those exquisite books that feels despairing and urgently and absolutely necessary. Timeout described Will Chancellor as "a powerful new vocal in fiction", and his first novel was hailed by the Chicago Tribune (John Warner) as "the liveliest novel I've ever seen this year" and by the Daily Beast (Nicholas Mancusi) as "one of the best of the year".
One of the five National Book Foundation laureates in 2014, Valeria Luiselli was hailed by the National Telegraph as "an exceptional new literary talent" and by the Los Angeles Times (Hector Tobar) as "an exhilarating and vital part of the Latino literature landscape". The Faces in the Crown is an investigation of the spirits that persecute us, the remains of losses that we face every day - the double tale of a Mexico City lady who writes a novel about her New York experience as a translationist, and the arcane Mexico writer whose works she desperately wanted to interpret and publicize.
Celtes Ng won the Pushcart Award 2012 for her brief novel "Girls, At Play. a. "The Huffington Post (Claire Fallon) hailed her début novel Everything I Never Toold You as "the powerful force of a début novel.... from gleaming prose" and the Library Journal as "a stunning triumph".
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award 2014 for A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, which was also nominated for the National Book Award 2013. NPR (Meg Wolitzer) lauded the début as "amazing.... brillant... one of the most successful and moving titles I have been reading in a very long time", and the Washington Post (Ron Charles) said: "I haven't been so overpowered by a novel in years.
Yanique won the OCM Bocas Fiction Prize for Carribean Literature 2011 and the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award in Fiction 2010 and was one of the 5 Under 35 winners of the National Book Foundation 2010. Kirkus commended her first novel Land of Love and Drowning as "bubbling with talents and ambitions.... a head-banging caribian cocktail".
Fishman's A Replacement Life was lauded by the New York Times Book Review (Patricia T. O'Conner) as "brave, competitive and viciously clever", and by Joyce Carol Oates as "a commemorative début of a wonderful young author..... a nicely subtle and often very amusing novel... which will be remembered for a long time".
It'?s his first novel: One of the National Book Foundation's five out of 35 winners in 2009, Karen Russell won the 2012 NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award for her Swamplandia series! who was also a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2012 finaleist and long-time winner of the Orange Prize 2011.
New York Times (Janet Maslin) lauded the début as "absolutely compelling.... a miracle" and the San Francisco Chronicle (Lauren Groff) declared: "Russell has profound and real talent. Cheng's first novel was hailed by the Wall Street Journal as "sparkling.... unforgettable" and by Colum McCann as "an unbelievably audacious and vigorous debut".
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