Writer Scoops Cork Award

The Irish Examiner reports at a British writer Simon Van Booy has won the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award for his collection, Love Begins in Winter. The €35,000 prize is the richest in the world for a short story collection.

Read more at the Irish Examiner.

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2009 Giller Prize Longlist

The 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury today announced its longlist of books in the running for this year’s prize. The jury selected 12 titles out of 96 books, submitted by 39 publishers from every region of Canada.

Celebrated American novelist and short story writer Russell Banks, acclaimed UK author and journalist Victoria Glendinning, and distinguished Canadian writer and professor, Alistair MacLeod made up the 2009 jury. Two thousand and nine marks the sixteenth year of the prize.

From a highly competitive field, the Scotiabank Giller jury has selected the following titles for this year’s longlist:

  1. Margaret Atwood for her novel The Year Of The Flood
  2. Martha Bailie for her novel The Incident Report
  3. Kim Echlin for her novel The Disappeare
  4. Claire Holden Rothman for her novel The Heart Specialist
  5. Paulette Jiles for her novel The Colour Of Lighting
  6. Jeanette Lynes for her novel The Factory Voice
  7. Annabel Lyon for her novel The Golden Mean
  8. Linden MacIntyre for his novel The Bishop’s Man
  9. Colin McAdam for his novel Fall
  10. Anne Michaels for her novel The Winter Vault
  11. Shani Mootoo for her novel Valmiki’s Daughter
  12. Kate Pullinger for her novel The Mistress Of Nothing

Read more at Scotiabank Giller Prize | Longlist.

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Jean Valentine and Harryette Mullen Receive Major Poetry Awards

Jean Valentine has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. The $100,000 prize recognizes outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry. Harryette Mullen has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 Academy Fellowship. The Fellowship is awarded to a poet for distinguished poetic achievement and provides a stipend of $25,000. The Academy’s Board of Chancellors, a body of sixteen eminent poets, selects the Wallace Stevens Award and Academy Fellowship recipients.

Read more over at Poets.org.

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Irish Literature: Lad of the O’Friels by MacManus

Lad of the O'Friels.Author Name: MACMANUS, Seumas.

Title: Lad of the O’Friels.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Publisher: NY: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1903

First edition. Light patch of abrasion from a removed book-plate on front paste-down, else near fine in brown cloth with black lettering and color illustration on front board. No dust jacket. Binding is solid and tight. A bright, clean, and well preserved copy.; 296 pages

Price = 300.00 USD

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Papers of Alexander Hamilton: 1768-1802 (27 volumes)

Papers of Alexander Hamilton:  1768-1802 (27 volumes).Author Name: HAMILTON, Alexander.

Title: Papers of Alexander Hamilton: 1768-1802 (27 volumes).

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher: NY: Columbia University Press, 1961-1987

Complete in 27 volumes, with addenda, errata and cumulative index. Edited by Harold C. Syrett, Jacob E. Cooke, and Patricia Syrett. Each volume is a first edition. Occasional light foxing to edges of some of the volumes, else each volume is very good in a very good (varying degrees of fading along some of the spines, light edge wear) dust jacket.

Price = 2500.00 USD

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Hermit Boy.
Slim Fingers Beckon.
Winter Numbers: Poems.
HACKER, Marilyn.
Inside the Blood Factory.
Classical Theory of Economic Policy.
SAMUELS, Warren J.
Thomas Meron’s Dark Path: The Inner Experience of a Contemplative.
SHANNON, William H.
Nonviolent Alternative.
MERTON, Thomas.
No place Like Home.
Papers of Alexander Hamilton: Volume I: 1768-1778.
HAMILTON, Alexander.
Papers of Alexander Hamilton: 1768-1802 (27 volumes).
HAMILTON, Alexander.
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Void of Course: Poems, 1994-1997.
Van Cleef & Arpels: Reflections of Eternity.
PETIT, Marc.
Different Dances.
I Want a Dog.
KHALSA, Dayal Kaur.
Color Woodblock Printmaking: The Traditional Method of Ukiyo-e.
KANADA, Margaret Miller.
Watch Out! A Giant!
CARLE, Eric.
Animal Characters.
KNAFF, Jean Christian.
International Interiors: Architectural Digest Presents a Selection of Distinguished Interior Design from Four Continents.
RENSE, Paige (editor).
Ratcatcher: A Lyrical Satire.
Transformation of Rhode Island, 1790-1860.
Pursuit of Public Power: Political Culture in Ohio, 1787-1861.
BROWN, Jeffrey P. and CAYTON, Andrew R. L. (editors).
Tribal World of Verrier Elwin: An Autobiography.
ELWIN, Verrier.
Poetics of Quotation in the European Novel.
MEYER, Herman.
Lord of Confusion.
ORSY, Ladislas M.
Los Alamos Primer: The First Lectures on How to Build an Atomic Bomb.
SERBER, Robert.
A. J. Foyt: Racing Champion.
LIBBY, Bill.
Snoopy Festival.
SCHULZ, Charles M.
Tractate Baba Kamma: Hebrew-English Edition of the Babylonian Talmud.
KIRZNER, E. W. (translator).
Tractate Baba Bathra: Hebrew-English Edition of the Babylonian Talmud (two volumes).
SIMON, Maurice and SLOTKI, Israel W. (translators).
Hellenic Age.
Hellenistic and Roman Age.
Seventeenth Century.
Spirit of Christmas at Monticello.
BOYD, Julian P.
Kelpie’s Pearls.
HUNTER, Mollie.
Leaves of Grass.
(Rockwell Kent) WHITMAN, Walt.
How to Play the Sicilian Defence.
LEVY, David N. L. and O’CONNELL, Kevin J.
12 Spanish American Poets: An Anthology.
HAYS, H. R. (editor).
Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance.
PELTIER, Leonard.
Against the Tyrant: The Tradition and Theory of Tyrannicide.
JASZI, Oscar and LEWIS, John D.
Caryl Chessman: The Red Light Bandit.
PARKER, Frank J.
BLAKE, James.
Assessing the 1984 Ulysses.
SANDULESCU, C. George and HART, Clive (editors).
Art of Cooking with Roses.
Buried Moon and Other Stories.
BANG, Molly (selected and illustrated by).
Redress of Poetry.
HEANEY, Seamus.
Widening Gyre: A Spenser Novel.
PARKER, Robert B.
Early Autumn: A Spenser Novel.
PARKER, Robert B.
Wolf Story.
MCCLEERY, William.
Top Secret.
GARDINER, John Reynolds.
Jedidiah Morse and New England Congregationalism.
Ningiyuk’s Igloo World.
Lad of the O’Friels.
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Human Efficiency and Levels of Intelligence.
GODDARD, Henry Herbert.
Bernard’s Brethren.
SHAW, Charles MacMahon.
Parents, Education and the State.
CULLINGFORD, Cedric (editor).
Darwin for Today: The Essence of His Works.
DARWIN, Charles.
Youth Labour Market in Britain: The Role of Intervention.
Errancy: Poems.
GRAHAM, Jorie.
Region of Unlikeness.
GRAHAM, Jorie.
Osmonds: The Official Story of the Osmond Family.
DUNN, Paul H.
Politics of Nuclear Power: A History of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant.
Philosophy of Human Hope.
GODFREY, Joseph J.
International Labor Mobility: Unemployment and Increasing Returns to Scale.
BASU, Bharati.
Disaster Planning: The Preservation of Life and Property.
FOSTER, Harold D.
Gulliver’s Travels: An Account of the Four Voyages into Several Remote Regions of the World.
SWIFT, Jonathan.
Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1781 and 1782 (two volume boxed set).
CHASTELLUX, Marquis de.
Travels in New England and New York (four volume boxed set).
DWIGHT, Timothy.
Notebook of John Smibert.
Confessions of a Numismatic Fanatic: How to Get the Most Out of Coin Collecting.
U.S.S. San Diego: The Last Armored Cruiser.
Radical Innocence: A Critical Study of the Hollywood Ten.
DICK, Bernard F.
Professional Domesticity in the Victorian Novel: Women, Work and Home.
COHEN, Monica F.
Hors d’Oeuvre and Canapes: Newly Revised Edition.
BEARD, James.
Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment.
SCHETTLER, Ted, et al.
John Irving: A Critical Companion.
Evolutionary Economics and Chaos Theory: New Directions in Technology Studies.
LEYDESDORFF, Loet and VAN DEN BESSELAAR, Peter (editors).
Economic Theory.
Structure of European Industry: Third Revised Edition.
DE JONG, H. W. (editor).
Some Liked It Hot: Jazz Women in Film and Television, 1928-1959.
MCGEE, Kristin A.
Boy Who Ran to the Woods.
Battle for the Castle.
WINTHROP, Elizabeth.
Road to Damietta.
O’DELL, Scott.
Spirit Level.
HEANEY, Seamus.
Resistance, Rebellion, and Death.
CAMUS, Albert.
Nature of Mass Poverty.
GALBRAITH, John Kenneth.
Free Expression: Essays in Law and Philosophy.
WALUCHOW, W. J. (editor).
Hesiod: The Works and Days, Theogony, The Shield of Herakles.
(Richmond Lattimore) HESIOD.
Yeats Country: A Guide to Places in the West of Ireland Associated with the Life and Writings of William Butler Yeats.
KIRBY, Sheelah (compiled by).
Consume!: The Monetary Radical’s Defense of Capitalism.
JOHNSON, Dallas D.
Sin, Liberty and Law.
MONDEN, Louis.
Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and The Bridegroom Christ.
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS (Juan de Yepes Alvarez).
Rebels and Victims: The Fiction of Richard Wright and Bernard Malamud.
AVERY, Evelyn Gross.
Interdependencies of Agriculture and Rural Communities: An Annotated Bibliography.
LEISTRITZ, F. Larry and EKSTROM, Brenda L.
Baptism & The Toilet.
NABOKOV, Vladimir.
Fundamentals of Child Study: A Discussion of Instincts and Other Factors in Human Development, with Practical Applications.
These Happy Golden Years.
WILDER, Laura Ingalls.
Size, Function, and Life History.
CALDER III, William A.
Library: A Poem.
CRABBE, George.