Thursday, March 11, 2010

And the winner is …

Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel has won the 2009 National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction.   I blogged about it here.  

Prizes are always nice for authors.  And it is always nice when a novel I enjoy wins a prize (this one also won the Booker Prize last year).  I thought it was beautifully written and certainly prize-worthy.

On the other hand, 2666 won the 2008 National Book Critics Circle prize.  And I just don’t see it.   So what do I know?