23 november 2015

National Book Award 2015

Adam Johnson har tilldelats det amerikanska litteraturpriset National Book Award, för sin novellsamling, Fortune smiles .

Fortune Smiles is a major collection of stories that gives voice to the perspectives we don't often hear, while offering something rare in fiction: a new way of looking at the world. In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal.

Johnson har tidigare vunnit Pulitzerpriset för sin roman om Nordkorea, The Orphan Master's Son.

Pak Jun Do knows he is special. He knows he must be the son of the master of the orphanage, not some kid dumped by his parents - it was obvious from the way his father singled him out for beatings. He knows he is special when he is picked as a spy and kidnapper for his country, the glorious Democratic Republic of North Korea. He knows he must find his true love, Sun Moon, the greatest opera star who ever lived, before it's too late. He knows he's not like the other prisoners in the camp. He's going to get out soon. Definitely. 

Båda böckerna finns att låna från biblioteken i Göteborg, på originalspråket engelska. I skrivande stund kan jag inte se att någon översättning till svenska är gjord.

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