A Booker Brace – Top 3 Booker Prize Picks

A Booker Brace – Top 3 Booker Prize Picks

  The Booker Prize has been a principal barometer of the British literary community since 1969, and since 2014, has considered all original fiction written in English. If you don’t have time to read all 13 books on the long list (a Booker dozen), and you don’t want to wait for the short list in September or the winner in October, here are our top picks.       1. My Sister, The Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite   Image via Amazon   This is a gallows humor slasher about the things you do for the ones you love. Morally …

Debut Author Emily Ruskovich Wins €100,000 With First Novel

Debut Author Emily Ruskovich Wins €100,000 With First Novel

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Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to tell stories of great depth and complex characters, the literate. No, that’s not from the sonnet on the Statue of Liberty, nor is it the slogan for the International Dublin Literary Award—but perhaps it should be. The referenced lines are a quasi-quote from “The New Colossus” which I altered to reflect not only my envy but admiration for one Emily Ruskovich.     Idaho native and creative writing teacher,  Emily Ruskovich just won the world’s richest prize for a single novel—€100,000 ($113,000) to be exact. Her novel, Idaho, was one …