Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award-Arsenic and Adobo

Award Who: Eleanor Taylor Bland, an African-American pioneer of crime fictionWhat: for an emerging woman of color crime writer When: annually since 2014Prize: a $2000 grant- "This grant is intended to support the recipient in crime fiction writing and career development activities."- from the sister's in crime websiteOther winners: https://www.sistersincrime.org/page/eleanor-bland-past-winners Novel Arsenic and Adobo (Tita… Continue reading Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award-Arsenic and Adobo

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

This is my second novel by this author. The first one was A Gentleman in Moscow which I highly recommend. Towles' masterful prologue still haunts me. I've never gotten so excited by a prologue. It sets the stage perfectly for a flashback of the main character's life. Set in 1930s New York City, Katherine Kontent's… Continue reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Newbery Medal-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Award Who: named after an 18th century bookseller John Newbery What: distinguished American literature for children; awarded by the American Library Association When: every year since 1922Prize: a bronze medal with the winner's name and the date engraved on the backOther winners: https://www.powells.com/awards/newbery-medal/ Novel As I was going through the titles of past winners I came… Continue reading Newbery Medal-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

RITA Award-I’m Watching You

Award Who: Rita Clay Estrada, Romance Writer’s of America’s first presidentWhat: Novels and novellas - best first book; contemporary; historical; erotic; romanic suspense; paranormal; young adult; religious or spiritual elementsWhen: 1982-2019 replaced by the Vivian Award in 2020 because it was receiving criticism for a lack of diverse authors Prize: NAOther winners: https://www.rwa.org/Online/Awards/RITA/Past_RITA_Winners.aspx Novel I'm… Continue reading RITA Award-I’m Watching You

Man Booker International Award- Satantango

--Dystopian adj: relating to or denoting an imagined state or society where there is great suffering or injustice. Starting Book it Babe's Project 2021 with this dystopian novel. To get acquainted with my project check out https://bookitbabe.com/ Award Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2015. Written originally in Hungarian by Laszlo Krasznahorkai. Translated by… Continue reading Man Booker International Award- Satantango