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Thursday, 18 October 2007
2007 Man Booker Prize Announced
Anne Enright has been awarded the 2007 Man Booker Prize for her novel The Gathering. The Man Booker Prize is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of either the British Commonwealth of Nations or the Republic of Ireland.
The Logan Library has ordered a copy of The Gathering. In the meantime consider reading one of the past Booker Prize winners available at the Library.
Posted By Logan Library at 11:27 AM
Thursday, 11 October 2007
Nobel Prize in Literature Announced
The 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Doris Lessing, a British writer best known for her 1962 book, The Golden Notebook. The prize announcement describes Lessing as "that epicist of the female experience, who with skepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilization to scrutiny". You can read more about Lessing and her works in the Nobel Foundation Press Release announcing the award.
Check out Doris Lessing's books available at the Logan Library.
Posted By Logan Library at 1:13 PM
Monday, 1 October 2007
Banned Books Week
This week (Sept 29 - Oct 6) is Banned Books Week. Banned Books week is an annual event that celebrates freedom to read or the freedom to express one's opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. To see a list of books that others have attempted to ban, view The American Library Association's list of The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books.
Celebrate your freedom to read by selecting a book from a list of banned books available at the Logan Library.
Posted By Logan Library at 2:51 PM
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