Orange Prize for Fiction. I thought that we were going to be congratulating Hilary Mantel for winning every major literary prize this year, but alas it wasn't to be! Instead those congratulations go to Barbara Kingsolver for her book The Lacuna, which is set in Mexico and America during the 1930s.
Congratulations to the nominees of the Sue Feder Historical Mystery prize , which is one of the Macavity Awards which will be announced at Bouchercon (via Jeri Westerson)
◊ A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell
◊ In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff
◊ A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd
◊ Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson
◊ Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear
Have you been thinking about reading Naomi Novik's excellent His Majesty's Dragon, which is the first book in the Temeraire series? If yes, and you don't mind reading digital versions, you can get a free download at Suvudu.
Not too long ago I posted about a chance to win a limited edition Silver Phoenix pin as part of contests linked to the release of M J Rose's book The Hypnotist. There is now a further chance to win this pin at She Read a Book.