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What annoys you most about book critics? If you could have a drink with any author, who would it be? Name a passage in one of your favorite books that you would rewrite if given the chance. These questions and more were lobbied to 2009 Anisfield-Wolf winner Nam Le as part of Tehelka's "A Byte Of..." video interview series. Check out Nam Le's responses above in the quick video. Read More →
Because it is more appealing to hear from the authors themselves, we've rounded up some of the best quotes we've heard this year (even if they're a bit older) from some of our distinguished Anisfield-Wolf Award winners. Enjoy! "I want you to show them the difference between what they think you are and what you can be." — Ernest J. Gaines, A Lesson Before Dying "At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough." — Toni Morrison "Art, after all, is - at its best - a lie that tells us the truth." — Nam Le "Poetry is what you find / in the dirt in the corner, / overhear on the bus, God / in the details, the only way / to get from here to there." — Elizabeth Alexander, Ars... Read More →
On the power of fiction: "I do believe that you can never know yourself let alone the person next to you let alone the person halfway across the world. Yet at the same time I believe there is nothing like fiction to fully thrust you into someone else s consciousness." — 2009 Anisfield-Wolf Award winner Nam Le (From Le's Facebook page) Read More →