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February 2008
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Jim Shepard has won The Story Prize for his book, Like You'd Understand, Anyway (Knopf). The award, which comes with a cash prize of $20,000, honors the best book of short fiction published during a calendar year. The Stories of Mary Gordon (Anchor) won in 2006, and The Dew Breaker (Vintage) by Edwidge Danticat won in 2004.
Jesse Ball, author of Samedi the Deafness, has won the Plimpton Prize from The Paris Review. The $10,000 award is given each year "to the best work of fiction published in The Paris Review in a given year by an emerging or previously unpublished writer." Samedi the Deafness, meanwhile, is a finalist for The Believer Book Award.
Our 2008 Academy Award winners: • No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay & Best DirectionThe Counterfeiters: Best Foreign Film (based on the book Counterfeiter: How A Norwegian Jew Survived the Holocaust by Moritz Nachtstern and Ragnar Arntzen, which publishes this August from Osprey Publishing) Nominees included: • Atonement by Ian McEwan: Best Picture & Best Adapted ScreenplayPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi: Best Animated Feature FilmAway From Her by Alice Munro: Best Adapted ScreenplayThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby: Best Adapted Screenplay

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