It's never clearer how movies and books exist in alternate universes than during the fall awards season. In the cinematic world, the last few months of the year bring on the Academy Award hyperbole, as the phrases "Oscar-worthy" and "red carpet" get bandied about with increasing regularity. Movie studios small and large bring out their big guns attempted showstoppers dripping with stars in assumed powerhouse roles and the newspapers crank up their film coverage in anticipation. For books, though, things are a... More >>>
The three National Book Awards finalists I'd heard of.