The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

A science fiction novel. Book #8 out of 12 for the year for Project 2022. I chose this because it is a classic science fiction book. Arthur, the last living human on Earth, hitches a ride into the universe with an alien named Ford Prefect. The alien is the author of the famous book The… Continue reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A classic. Book number 7 out of 12 for my 2022 book project. Dr. Watson is sent to the moors to watch over the last heir of the Baskerville family after the violent death of Sir Charles Baskerville. They are trying to find out whether the family curse, a hound who has been haunting the… Continue reading The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Women’s Prize for Fiction – Piranesi

Award Other names for the prize: Orange Prize for Fiction, Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Who: Established for women because they were underrepresented in major literary awardsWhat: awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in EnglishWhen: 1996-present Prize: 30,000 pounds (about $40,000)… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction – Piranesi

National Book Award for Poetry- Faithful and Virtuous Night

Award Who: National Book FoundationWhat: to recognize outstanding literary work by US citizensWhen: 1950 Categories: fiction, non-fiction, young adult, poetry, translationPrize: winner gets $10,000 and a bronze medal; all finalists win $1,000 and a medalOther winners: https://www.nationalbook.org/national-book-awards/years/ Book I chose a book of poetry because if you didn't know from an earlier post, I've expanded… Continue reading National Book Award for Poetry- Faithful and Virtuous Night

The Edgars-When No One is Watching

Award Who: The Edgar Award is named after Edgar Allen Poe; given by the Mystery Writers of AmericaWhat: to honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theaterWhen: given annually since 1946Categories: first novel, fact crime, short story, young adult, paperback original, critical/biographical, juvenile Prize: not sure if there is a cash prize or anything else Other winners:… Continue reading The Edgars-When No One is Watching