Friday, March 13, 2009

Roberto Bolano's `2666' wins book critics prize

The Associated Press: Roberto Bolano's `2666' wins book critics prize: "Stories and scholarship from around the world were honored by book critics Thursday night, including works about the ancient and modern Middle East and a novel set in Mexico, the late Roberto Bolano's '2666.'
The National Book Critics Circle awarded the fiction prize to Bolano, the Chilean author who died in 2003; the award for general nonfiction to 'The Forever War,' Dexter Filkins' reporting on the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan; and the autobiography prize to Ariel Sabar's 'My Father's Paradise,' which traces the author's Jewish roots in Kurdish Iraq."


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