Booker Prize-winner Barry Unsworth's newest novel Land of Marvels was published in January 2009. Unsworth will speak about the novel at the Ransom Center on January 26.
Sebastian Barry's novel The Secret Scripture was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
The National Endowment for the Arts added Tim O'Brien's novel The Things They Carried to The Big Read library.
Ransom Center Graduate Intern Katharine Beutner's first novel Alcestis will be published by Soho Press in fall/winter 2009-2010.