Class: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes (Evening) (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

5 Mondays: Sep. 17, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, & Jan. 21 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm • $130

This fall we will read 5 novels whose authors have won literary prizes including the Mann Booker Prize, Premio Internazionale Nonino, Nordic Council’s Literature Prize, and “Economist" Best Book


September 17

“I Married a Communist”, Philip Roth, Man Booker International Award

October 22 

”Memed, My Hawk”, Yasar Kemal, Premio Internazionale Nonino 

Nov. 19 

“Lincoln in the Bardo”, George Saunders, Man Booker Prize

December 17

“Aliss at the Fire,” Jon Fosse, Nordic Council’s Literature Prize

January 21, 2019 

“War and Turpentine”, Stefan Hertmans, “Economist" Best Book


This group reads authors that have won literary prizes including the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle. In addition to reading award-winning novels, participants develop literary perceptual and critiquing skills. Carol Benet received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley where she won an Outstanding Teaching Award.

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I Married a Communist: American Trilogy (2) (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375707216
Availability: Special Order
Published: Vintage - November 2nd, 1999

I Married a Communist is the story of the rise and fall of Ira Ringold, a big American roughneck who begins life as a teenage ditch-digger in 1930s Newark, becomes a big-time 1940s radio star, and is destroyed, as both a performer and a man, in the McCarthy witchhunt of the 1950s.

Memed, My Hawk Cover Image
By Yashar Kemal, Yashar Kemal (Introduction by), Edouard Roditi (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781590171394
Availability: Backordered
Published: NYRB Classics - June 30th, 2005

A tale of high adventure and lyrical celebration, tenderness and violence, generosity and ruthlessness, Memed, My Hawk is the defining achievement of one of the greatest and most beloved of living writers, Yashar Kemal. It is reissued here with a new introduction by the author on the fiftieth anniversary of its first publication.

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812985405
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 6th, 2018


The “devastatingly moving” (Peoplefirst novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented

Aliss at the Fire (Norwegian Literature) Cover Image
By Jon Fosse, Damion Searls (Translator)
ISBN: 9781564785732
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - September 16th, 2010

In her old house by the fjord, Signe lies on a bench and sees a vision of herself as she was more than twenty years earlier: standing by the window waiting for her husband Asle, on that terrible late November day when he took his rowboat out onto the water and never returned.

War and Turpentine: A Novel Cover Image
By Stefan Hertmans, David McKay (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781101872116
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - July 25th, 2017

Longlisted for the International Man Booker Prize

New York Times Top 10 Best Book of the Year

An Economist Best Book of the Year

Longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award