Format: Hardcover, 256pp
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
The James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are the most prestigious and oldest literary awards in the United Kingdom. The prizes are awarded for literary excellence in biography and fiction. Past fiction prizewinners include:
- A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (1924)
- The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch (1973)
- The Far Cry by Emma Smith (1949)
- The Lost Girl by D.H. Lawrence (1920)
Now we have Cormac McCarthy's The Road which won the Pulitzer for fiction in 2007. So what is it about this 'searing postapocalytic novel' that sets it apart from the rest? I'm not sure because I haven't read it. I bought a copy, a first edition too, and after all these awards I bet it will be worth something eventually. But it sounds so depressing! The kind of book you really have to prepare yourself for before you begin.