Posted on September 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Literary Hub had two pieces of bookish news from across the pond (at least, from an American's perspective).
First, this year's Dublin Marathon finishers will receive a medal engraved with a quote widely attributed to W.B. Yeats: “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t met yet.”
The decision honors the hundred-year anniversary of the writer's Nobel Prize for Literature, though, as Lit Hub notes, there isn't evidence that he ever uttered or wrote the line.
The other piece of news is a Lit Hub exclusive: the shortlist for the 2023 American Library in Paris Book Award, which honors a work originally written in English that "best realizes new and intellectually significant ideas about France, the French people, or encounters with French culture."
These five books are vying for $5,000, and the winner will be announced November 9:
Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962, edited by Lynn Gumpert and Debra Bricker Balken
France on Trial: The Case of Marshal Pétain by Julian Jackson
Joan: A Novel by Katherine J. Chen
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