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Monday, April 03, 2006

2006 Lulu Blooker Prize Winners: A Literary Prize Devoted to “Blooks”

Lulu, a print-on-demand (POD) company that describes itself as an “independent publishing marketplace for digital do-it-yourselfers,” has announced the winners of the 2006 Lulu Blooker Prize, a literary award for books that are based on blogs or Web sites. The “blook” selected as the overall winner is Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell (nonfiction). She blogs at “What Could Happen?” Other winners are:

By calling the award the “Blooker Prize,” Lulu brings to mind Britain’s prestigious Man Booker Prize, given to the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The winner this year was John Banville for his novel The Sea. Arts Correspondent Nigel Reynolds offers a thought-provoking comparison of the two prizes.

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