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Weekly Geeks 2011-23: Literary Prizes

This month readers have been participating in Orange July - a fun event which encourages participants to read books which have either won or been nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction. I have been participating, and it got me thinking about literary prizes in general. I have my favorites (the Man Booker, the Pulitzer, and the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, to name a few)...and, like many readers, I haunt the lists and have fun tracking my reading from them.

So, I thought it might be fun for this Weekly Geeks to focus on the literary prizes. There are tons of them...some very well known, some a bit obscure. Wikipedia has a fairly comprehensive list of literary prizes throughout the world which you might want to browse.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a post about any of the following...or take this challenge and run off in your own direction with it - write about anything to do with literary prizes:

  • Do you haunt the literary prize lists? And if so, which are your favorites

  • Do you participate in any reading challenges which revolve around reading from a specific literary prize? Tell us how successful you've been and give us a link to the challenge and the books you've read for it

  • If you are unfamiliar with reading from literary prize lists, check out the Wikipedia link above and chose 1 or 2 prizes that intrigue you, or 1 or 2 prizes that are obscure...and share them with your blog readers

  • Tell us about a little known prize whose winners or nominees you've read and loved.

  • Write about a prize winning author you love and share any book review links to their work

  • Do you keep a running tally of the books you've read for a particular prize? Share a link to your tracking page.

Remember to have fun! And then come back and share a link to your post here!

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Weekly Geeks 2011-23: Literary Prizes + Winner