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100 Must-read Prize-Winning Novels
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A large number of people each year make their reading decisions on the basis of prizes like the Booker and Orange Guide to Fiction. This new title in the successful Must-Read series provides an overview of prize-winning fiction over the decades. With 100 titles fully featured and over 500 read-on recommendations, this unique survey of literature incorporates some of the finest contemporary fiction ever produced including Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (Booker), Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up (John Llewellyn Rhys), Andrea Levy's Small Island (Orange), Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Commonwealth Writers' Prize), Zadie Smith's White Teeth (Guardian First Book Award), Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (Booker). As well as Booker and Pullitzer prize-winners the book also finds room for those that have triumphed in less familiar prizes, such as the Betty Trask and the John Lewellyn Rhys. It looks at prize winners in certain genres such as crime and science fiction, as well as prize winners from other countries: the French Prix de Goncourt and the Australian Miles Franklin award. Because of the sheer range of prizes across countries and genres - this is a diverse and rich list that no book worm would want to be without. A large nunmber of people every year make their reading decisions on the basis of shortlists for major prizes like the Booker and Orange Prize for Fiction . This new title in the succesful MustRead Series provides an overview of fiction which has won prizes over the decades. Nick Rennison is a bookseller, editor and freelance writer. He reviews new titles for Waterstones Books Quarterly, and is the author of the Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide. Contains an extended Introduction to the background and history of literary prizes 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations Read-on-a-theme categories