Acclaimed Works/Award Winners

Benchmark: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

September 29, 2016, 10:00 am

At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Another Look at Literary Fiction. FEATURE.  First published March 1, 2015 (Booklist).

“Literary fiction titles are critically acclaimed, often award-winning. Language and literary style matter to authors of literary fiction. They pay attention to words and how they are woven together. Elegant, lyrical language may be used, and writers carefully choose every word. These are character-centered novels, and even secondary characters are vividly portrayed. Literary fiction is also provocative, often addressing more serious issues and raising important questions, which makes these novels excellent choices for book discussions. These complex, multilayered works wrestle with universal dilemmas, and their stories usually unfold at a leisurely pace. They are books that appeal to the mind as much if not more than the emotions.”

Please choose your second title from among critically acclaimed works and award winners, keeping in mind our next session is World Literature.  Here are some awards you might consider:

The Man Booker Prize

The National Book Award

The Pulitzer Prize

The Nobel Prize


7 Responses to Acclaimed Works/Award Winners

  1. Benjamin Kalish says:

    I will read A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham.

  2. Paula says:

    I am going to read So Big by Edna Ferber, it won the Pulitzer in 1924.

  3. Joshua Vrysen says:

    I will read White Noise by Don DeLillo

  4. Faith says:

    The Round House by Louise Erdrich

  5. Mollly says:

    I am reading Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler.

  6. Jill says:

    I am reading The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

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