As usual, from Marie at The Boston Bibliophile:
Today’s question: Awards. Do you follow any particular book awards? Do you ever choose books based on awards? What award-winning books do you have? (Off the top of your head only- no need to look this up- it would take all day!) What’s your favorite award-winning book?
I don’t really follow any. I’ve become interested in the Man Booker prize recently, mainly because The Remains of the Day won it and if they chose that book, they must have good taste. Then I read two Bookers that I was less than enamored with, The Sea by John Banville and Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie. So I’m not sure I’ll continue to follow it. I have another in my collection, Possession by A.S. Byatt, so I’ll give that a shot before I decide to follow it in earnest (read more of them, pay attention to the long and short lists, etc.). I also tend to gravitate towards buying Pulitzer Prize winners, as I’ve liked most of those that I’ve read in the past, like The Hours by Michael Cunningham.
My favorite award winner is probably The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. And there’s another Pulitzer Prize for you right there, so obviously, I should start following that prize!