Posted on August 26, 2020 at 10:43 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s the year of links on literary prize lists.

We have the Booker-nominated writing buddies and the mother-daughter duo in contention for the Butler Literary Award.

And now we have a daughter winning the same prize that her father won almost four decades ago.

Lucy Ellmann received the James Tait Black Award for Ducks, Newburyport, the thousand-page novel that’s mostly a single sentence, on Friday.

Her father, Richard Ellmann, won the literary prize (the oldest in the UK) in 1982 for his biography of author James Joyce.

The daughter, says the Guardian, described the feat as “quite an Oedipal coup.”

You can read more about the James Tait Black Award and the other contenders in the Guardian.

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