3QD Arts & Literature Prize Semifinalists 2012


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:

  1. Semifinalist_2012_Art_LitShelf Actualization: Brave New World vs. Nineteen Eighty-Four
  2. Occasional Planet: Navigating the waters of our biased culture
  3. The Nervous Breakdown: Secret Theatres
  4. Tang Dynasty Times: Leonardo in the Gilded Age
  5. 3 Quarks Daily: PINA — a 3D Documentary Film by Wim Wenders
  6. Need to Know on PBS: Excuse me, I'm having a Macbeth moment
  7. 3 Quarks Daily: Adagio in Blues
  8. Sanchari Sur: Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Arabian Night(mare)s
  9. The Millions: Sister Carrie
  10. 3 Quarks Daily: The Last Novel
  11. Pandaemonium: Antigone Across the Ages
  12. Eyewear: Harlow on Four Zimbabwean Poets
  13. Numéro Cinq: The Formalist Reformation, A Review of Viktor Shklovsky’s Bowstring: On the Dissimilarity of the Similar
  14. Big Think: Will Neuroscience Kill the Novel?
  15. Salon: Whole Foods Was Around the Corner
  16. Kristine Ong Muslim: Bonsai-keeping and the rate of crystal growth
  17. More Quasar: Graham Harman and the Queen of the Blues
  18. Numéro Cinq: My First Job
  19. Rebecca Nemser: Hans Wegner / The Bear Chair
  20. 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.

Good luck!