Posts Tagged ‘Nobel Prize’

Some interesting things about José Saramago

This week’s Weekly Geek task is to find out some interesting facts about your favourite author. I wasn’t sure whether I’d participate, but once I started looking up José Saramago I couldn’t stop – he is such an interesting man! . Portuguese author José Saramago was born in 1922 into a family of landless peasants. Their surname […]

Snow – Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006 Translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely We don’t get much snow in England, so the moment I saw the first few flakes falling I decided it was time to dig this book out of my TBR pile. I am really pleased that I did as […]

The Dwarf – Pär Lagerkvist

 Pär Lagerkvist won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951 Translated from the Swedish by Alexandra Dick Regular readers of my blog may remember the wonderful post, Recommendations from a non-blogger, written by Heidi. In the post Heidi recommended  The Dwarf  by Pär Lagerkvist, which I have never seen mentioned in the blogging world, so was keen to give it […]

The Double – José Saramago

José Saramago won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. Translated from the Portugese by Margaret Jull Costa Blindness is one of my favourite books and so I have been keeping an eye out for Saramago’s other books ever since I finished reading it. Unfortunately I haven’t been very successful – they never seem to turn […]

Blindness – José Saramago

Translated from the Portugese by Giovanni Pontiero Blindness is the most powerful book I have ever read. From the beginning, to the end my adrenaline levels were high, and my heart was beating so fast you’d have thought I’d been out running! Blindness is a terrifying account of what could happen to us, if we […]