Lion’s Club: Book Club Roundup

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Woot! Adam Levin won the NY Public Library’s Young Lion Fiction Award for The Instructions. Looks like Mr. Levin’s getting the drinks next time (the award comes with a $10,000 cash prize).

The Book Spy blog spots Levin on the subway and wonders about his flashy jacket.

May’s book club selections are Daniel Orozco‘s short story collection Orientation and Tayari Jones novel Silver Sparrow.

Of Orientation, Yiyun Li writes: “The stories in this collection make one marvel at the bigness of their creator’s mind—each of them has the depth and scope of a novel.”


Maddie Oatman has interviewed musicians and writers for The Rumpus. She's the research editor at Mother Jones, where she also writes. A Boulder transplant, she can often be found on her bike, skis, or cooking with vegetables, and she wrote her English thesis on a gay red-winged monster and Billy the Kid. Follow her on Twitter or read occasional musings on her blog Oats. More from this author →