The Winner of the Obooki Prize for 2012 is…

…Gabriel García Márquez, for his novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude. (Runner-up was Larry Niven’s The Ringworld Engineers).

I acknowledge, this is a fairly dull outcome to a fairly dull competition this year. I don’t think I read many more than 5 books of fiction by living writers. Will try to do better next year (I have plenty on my shelves).

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4 thoughts on “The Winner of the Obooki Prize for 2012 is…

  1. Worthy, yes. I guess he had to win at some point. But to me, it’s seemed inevitable since May, and I’ve perhaps even avoided books which might have toppled him from his perch; whereas usually I’m scrambling around in December trying to find some of value to award the prize to.

  2. It is sad, but we can’t have sci-fi winning. – Still, I’ve got The Ringworld Throne to read this year, so there’s always hope.

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