The voting round of our arts & literature prize (details here) is over. A total of 1,029 votes were cast for the 56 nominees (click here for full list of nominees). Thanks to the nominators and the voters for participating.
Carla Goller has designed a “trophy” logo that our top twenty vote-getters may choose to display on their own blogs. So here they are, in descending order from the most voted-for:
- Shelf Actualization: Brave New World vs. Nineteen Eighty-Four
- Occasional Planet: Navigating the waters of our biased culture
- The Nervous Breakdown: Secret Theatres
- Tang Dynasty Times: Leonardo in the Gilded Age
- 3 Quarks Daily: PINA — a 3D Documentary Film by Wim Wenders
- Need to Know on PBS: Excuse me, I'm having a Macbeth moment
- 3 Quarks Daily: Adagio in Blues
- Sanchari Sur: Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Arabian Night(mare)s
- The Millions: Sister Carrie
- 3 Quarks Daily: The Last Novel
- Pandaemonium: Antigone Across the Ages
- Eyewear: Harlow on Four Zimbabwean Poets
- Numéro Cinq: The Formalist Reformation, A Review of Viktor Shklovsky’s Bowstring: On the Dissimilarity of the Similar
- Big Think: Will Neuroscience Kill the Novel?
- Salon: Whole Foods Was Around the Corner
- Kristine Ong Muslim: Bonsai-keeping and the rate of crystal growth
- More Quasar: Graham Harman and the Queen of the Blues
- Numéro Cinq: My First Job
- Rebecca Nemser: Hans Wegner / The Bear Chair
- The Millions: Irène Némirovsky, Suite Française, and The Mirador
The editors of 3 Quarks Daily will now pick the top six entries from these, and after possibly adding up to three “wildcard” entries, will send that list of finalists to Gish Jen for final judging. We will post the shortlist of finalists here in the next day or two.