Saturday, September 22, 2007

This Week in Reading September 23 - 29

There are three Nobel prizewinners born this week, Wiliam Faulkner, T.S. Eliot, and Enrico Fermi, but many of the other Americans this week are Pulitzer prizewinners, too: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Elmer Rice, Jane Smiley, as well as George Gershwin, Red Smith, and Al Capp. But then, there are usually Pulitzer prizewinners every week as there are so many categories of writing; Pulitzers are given for individual works but Nobels are given for a lifetime's body of work.

Answer to Last Week's Question:
The American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom's Banned Books Week is traditionally the last week of September which would be this week, but this year it is extended from Saturday, September 29, until Saturday, October 6. We'll post a list of some of the most banned books next week that you can read from our library.

This Week's Question: For what work did George Gershwin receive his Pulitizer Prize?

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