Category Archives: By Topic

Passport to the World– Africa

passport_africaBooks Set in or About Africa

Algeria:

Angola:

Benin:

Botswana:

Burkina Faso:

Burundi:

Cape Verde:

Cote D’Ivoire:

Cameroon:

Central African Republic:

Chad:

Comoros:

Congo:

The Democratic Republic of the Congo:

Djibouti:

Egypt:

Equatorial Guinea:

Eritrea:

Ethiopia:

Gabon:

The Gambia:

Ghana:

Equatorial Guinea:

Guinea-Bissau:

Kenya:

Lesotho:

Liberia:

Libya:

Madagascar:

Malawi:

Mali:

Mauritania:

Mauritius:

Morocco:

Mozambique:

Namibia:

Niger:

Nigeria:

Rwanda:

Sao Tome & Principe:

Senegal:

Seychelles:

Sierra Leone:

Somalia:

South Africa:

South Sudan:

Sudan:

Tanzania:

Togo:

Tunisia:

Uganda:

Zambia:

Zimbabwe:

* Mill Valley Public Library Staff Recommends

Staff Picks: Best Books of 2013

bestof2013Mill Valley Public Library Staff Picks: Our Favorite Books, DVDs, and Music from 2013

BOOKS

(alphabetical by author)

MUSIC

   DVDs

Nobel Prize for Literature

nobel_prizeawardAuthors Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

  • 2013- Alice Munro
  • 2012 -Mo Yan
  • 2011 -Tomas Tranströmer
  • 2010 -Mario Vargas Llosa
  • 2009 -Herta Müller
  • 2008 -Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
  • 2007 -Doris Lessing
  • 2006 -Orhan Pamuk
  • 2005 -Harold Pinter
  • 2004 -Elfriede Jelinek
  • 2003 -John M. Coetzee
  • 2002 -Imre Kertész
  • 2001 -Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
  • 2000 -Gao Xingjian
  • 1999 -Günter Grass
  • 1998 -José Saramago
  • 1997 -Dario Fo
  • 1996 -Wislawa Szymborska
  • 1995 -Seamus Heaney
  • 1994 -Kenzaburo Oe
  • 1993 -Toni Morrison
  • 1992 -Derek Walcott
  • 1991 -Nadine Gordimer
  • 1990 -Octavio Paz
  • 1989 -Camilo José Cela
  • 1988 -Naguib Mahfouz
  • 1987 -Joseph Brodsky
  • 1986 -Wole Soyinka
  • 1985 -Claude Simon
  • 1984 -Jaroslav Seifert
  • 1983 -William Golding
  • 1982 -Gabriel García Márquez
  • 1981 -Elias Canetti
  • 1980 -Czeslaw Milosz
  • 1979 -Odysseus Elytis
  • 1978 -Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • 1977 -Vicente Aleixandre
  • 1976 -Saul Bellow
  • 1975 -Eugenio Montale
  • 1974 -Eyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson
  • 1973 -Patrick White
  • 1972 -Heinrich Böll
  • 1971 -Pablo Neruda
  • 1970 -Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
  • 1969 -Samuel Beckett
  • 1968 -Yasunari Kawabata
  • 1967 -Miguel Angel Asturias
  • 1966 -Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Nelly Sachs
  • 1965 -Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov
  • 1964 -Jean-Paul Sartre
  • 1963 -Giorgos Seferis
  • 1962 -John Steinbeck
  • 1961 -Ivo Andric
  • 1960 -Saint-John Perse
  • 1959 -Salvatore Quasimodo
  • 1958 -Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
  • 1957 -Albert Camus
  • 1956 -Juan Ramón Jiménez
  • 1955 -Halldór Kiljan Laxness
  • 1954 -Ernest Miller Hemingway
  • 1953 -Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
  • 1952 -François Mauriac
  • 1951 -Pär Fabian Lagerkvist
  • 1950 -Earl (Bertrand Arthur William) Russell
  • 1949 -William Faulkner
  • 1948 -Thomas Stearns Eliot
  • 1947 -André Paul Guillaume Gide
  • 1946 -Hermann Hesse
  • 1945 -Gabriela Mistral
  • 1944 -Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
  • 1943 -No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section.
  • 1942 -No Nobel Prize.
  • 1941 -No Nobel Prize.
  • 1940 -No Nobel Prize.
  • 1939 -Frans Eemil Sillanpää
  • 1938 -Pearl Buck
  • 1937 -Roger Martin du Gard
  • 1936 -Eugene Gladstone O’Neill
  • 1935 -No Nobel Prize.
  • 1934 -Luigi Pirandello
  • 1933 -Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin
  • 1932 -John Galsworthy
  • 1931 -Erik Axel Karlfeldt
  • 1930 -Sinclair Lewis
  • 1929 -Thomas Mann
  • 1928 -Sigrid Undset
  • 1927 -Henri Bergson
  • 1926 -Grazia Deledda
  • 1925 -George Bernard Shaw
  • 1924 -Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont
  • 1923 -William Butler Yeats
  • 1922 -Jacinto Benavente
  • 1921 -Anatole France
  • 1920 -Knut Pedersen Hamsun
  • 1919 -Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler
  • 1918 -No Nobel Prize.
  • 1917 -Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan
  • 1916 -Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam
  • 1915 -Romain Rolland
  • 1914 -No Nobel Prize.
  • 1913 -Rabindranath Tagore
  • 1912 -Gerhart Johann Robert Hauptmann
  • 1911 -Count Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck
  • 1910 -Paul Johann Ludwig Heyse
  • 1909 -Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf
  • 1908 -Rudolf Christoph Eucken
  • 1907 -Rudyard Kipling
  • 1906 -Giosuè Carducci
  • 1905 -Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • 1904 -Frédéric Mistral, José Echegaray y Eizaguirre
  • 1903 -Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson
  • 1902 -Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen
  • 1901 -Sully Prudhomme

 

Man Booker Prize

manbookerawardMan Booker Prize Winners

Awarded to the finest fiction written by a citizen of the U.K., the Commonwealth, or the Republic of Ireland.

 

Nebula Awards (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

nebulaawardsNebula Award Winners

Awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Inc. for Outstanding Science Fiction and Fantasy.

 

Hugo Awards (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

hugoawardHugo Award Winners

Awarded annually to the best book in Science Fiction and Fantasy. The awards are given in multiple categories, but only Best Novel is listed here unless otherwise noted.

Gold Dagger Awards for Mystery

golddaggerawardGold Dagger Awards

Awarded by the Crime Writer’s Association for the best crime novel of the year.

Passport to the World–South America

southamericaPassport to the World–Books set in or about South America

Argentina:

Bolivia:

Brazil:

Chile:

Colombia:

Ecuador:

Guyana:

Paraguay:

Peru:

Suriname:

Uruguay:

Venezuela:

 

* Mill Valley Library Staff Recommends

Passport to the World–North America

El Arribo de Hernan Cortest 1519Books Set in or About North American Countries:

Antigua and Barbuda:

The Bahamas:

Barbados:

Belize:

Canada:

Costa Rica:

Cuba:

Dominica:

Dominican Republic:

El Salvador:

Grenada:

Guatemala:

Haiti:

Honduras:

Jamaica:

Mexico:

Nicaragua:

Panama:

St. Kitts & Nevis:

St. Lucia:

St. Vincent & the Grenadines:

Trinidad & Tobago:

* = Mill Valley Staff recommendations

War: Fiction and Non-Fiction

wariconWar: Fiction and Non-Fiction

General:

Particular Wars/Conflicts in Chronological Order:

Trojan War:

The Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC):

The Wars of Alexander the Great (336-323 BC):

Battle of Agincourt, France (1415):

Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815):

The Revolutionary War (1175-1783):

The American Civil War (1861-1865):

World War I (1914-1918):

World War II (1939-1945):

Algerian War for Independence (1945-1962):

Korean War (1950-1953):

Vietnam War (1955-1975):

Cambodian Killing Fields (1975-1979):

Yugoslav Wars (1991-1995):

Civil War of Sierra Leone (1991-2002):

War in Somalia (1991-present):

Rwandan Genocide (1991):

Wars in Chechnya (1994-1996, 1999-2005):

War in Afghanistan (2001-present):

War in Uganda (1980s-2010) (book takes place in 2002):

Iraq War (2003-2011):