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Roz Chast takes home $50,000 with Kirkus Prize win

New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast is having an excellent year after her graphic memoir Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
has been winner multiple awards including being named a National Book Awards finalist. Yesterday it was announced that she was one of three winners of the new Kirkus Prize and with it a cool $50k.

From the New York Times:

The New Yorker cartoonist is one of three winners of the inaugural Kirkus Prize, presented by the literary publication Kirkus Reviews and worth $50,000 for each winner, making it among the country’s richest honors for books. Chast’s award, announced Thursday night, was for her graphic memoir about her parents, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” The memoir is already among the nominees for the National Book Awards, with winners to be revealed next month.

The Kirkus Prize is awarded for “outstanding literary achievements”.

Community Comments

#1 Stacy Curtis
October/24/2014
@ 3:14 pm

Well deserved recognition. Congratulations, Roz!

#2 Glenn Enoch
October/24/2014
@ 4:38 pm

I read this book while my 94 year old was dying. It helped me go through the process and I have recommended to everybody I know who is dealing with aging parents.

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