In a move to help correct the past and award those books that have stood the test of time but did not win the Pulitzer or National Book Award in their day, Bookslut has launched its own award. The new award posthumously awards the best books of 50 years ago.
Check it out: “Book awards, for the most part, celebrate mediocrity. It takes decades for the reader to catch up to a genius book, it takes years away from hype, publicity teams, and favoritism to see that some books just aren’t that good. Which is why we are starting a new book award, the Daphnes, that will celebrate the best books of 50 years ago. We will right the wrongs of the 1964 National Book Awards, which ugh, decided that John Updike’s The Centaur was totally the best book of that year.”
The literary magazine is currently seeking nominees for the Best Books of 1963. Make your nomination by emailing this address.