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Anthony Doerr! Pulitzer Prize!

What sort of (albeit self-proclaimed) go-to “literary” website would the Book Catapult be if the proprietor – suffering from the early stages of fatherhood, cooped up at home with a … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Times, They Are Uh… Well, You Know

I started this writing this post – my first Catapult post of 2015 – sometime in early January. And here we are at the end of March beginning of April. … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Catapult Notable List 2014

A notable sampler The 9th annual Catapult Notable list is upon you. Huzzah!This was a “tough” year for building this list, mainly because I read so many books (for the … Continue reading

December 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Catapult Notable List 2014 preview night!

To kick off this year’s Catapult Notable list – which will be unveiled TOMORROW – this is a list of the books I read at least portions of in 2014 … Continue reading

December 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 National Book Awards – A Year of Reading, Week 47 etc, whatever

Phil Klay won the National Book Award for Fiction a week or so ago for his debut collection of short stories about the Iraq War, Redeployment. (Also nominated for the … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Year of Reading, Week 46

Books Read (all or part of) since last we talked: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James The Sea Inside by Philip Hoare Soil by Jamie Kornegay The … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Year of Reading, Week… uh… Radar!

I have no idea what week this is, sorry. 41? 40? 42? As usual, after a Book Catapult-related event (see David Mitchell Conversation Recap), I’ve taken an unwise and entirely … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 3 Comments