Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bolaño Wins Book Critic's Circle Award

On Thursday the US Book Critics Circle announced the winners of its awards in several categories for books published last year.

The fiction prize was taken by Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 :
... a tale of love and violence set within the framework of the fictional town of Santa Teresa, Mexico, that’s widely regarded as the late author’s masterpiece...
The book was described by fiction committee chair Marcela Valdes as :
... a virtuoso accomplishment that ranks with Moby-Dick and Blood Meridian as one of the trenchant and kaleidoscopic examinations of evil in fiction.
Tim Martin in The Telegraph profiles one of the :
... most important and adventurous authors of our time.
Bolaño died in 2003.

1 comment:

kamal s said...

I LOVE/HEART/ADORE this book. It's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!