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Sep.12.2013
It is interesting to take a look at what is considered the best in novels of the year. But such lists also can be a springboard to looking at the authors themselves, and more of their work.  It is such a full  forest of literature now available that some guideposts through it help. [DE...
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Jul.15.2013
I do like the chance to dip into books and see if I might want to read the whole thing. Books up for awards offer a broad cross section of available literature. And - one can assume - the best of the lot. [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Free Samples of the PEN Literary Award Nominees By...
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Apr.16.2013
Well, rarely argue against anything which is free (with the possible exception of advice). This is a great way to get readers acquainted with new authors and new work. And if you enjoy and appreciate what you read - then read more. [DE]     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Free Samples of...
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Oct.24.2012
What a grand way to get a taste of some of the best writing of the year. And then, if you want to purchase - go right ahead. Everyone (and not just the winners) is a winner.     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Free Samples of PEN Center USA’s 2012 Literary Award Winners By Jason Boog...
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Sep.13.2012
Authors, if you want to know the competition, this is a nifty way to take a look. Readers, if you might want to get an idea if you want to purchase the books, this is a way to make a decision. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   Man Booker Shortlist Revealed By Jason Boog The Man Booker panel of...
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Jan.14.2012
Promotion is a key to be turned in this day of mass entertainment. It is a great idea to have some access to these contest finalists.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Story Prize Finalists: Free SamplesBy Jason Boog Today the finalists for the 2010 Story Prize were announced, picked from a...
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Nov.18.2011
This is a great idea. See what's winning the prizes. See if they hold your interest. See if you want to read some.  See if you want to purchase them.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   Free Samples of the National Book Award WinnersBy Dianna Dilworth The National Book Award winners...
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Feb.24.2011
This site is an approachable revelation of many authors, from Kafka to Cheever to Joyce to Beckett and on to many others. As with most such sites it is really a doorway to those of more exposure (such as The Paris Review) which in turn can lead to academic discussion and - of course - the work of...
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Jan.27.2011
Best Translated Books of 2010: A Free Literary SamplerBy Jason Boog Looking for a great book in translation? Below, we’ve created a special literary sampler (one of our special “mixtapes”) linking to free samples of the 25 books on the longlist for the 2011 Best Translated Book Awards. If you want...