A tale of two sound-alike titles

Written By Lingkar Dunia on Thursday, October 13, 2011 | 5:17 PM

US book awards announce wrong shortlist


The two novels' similar-sounding titles were blamed for the mistake.

Organisers of the National Book Awards in the US have mistakenly announced the wrong shortlist at their launch night.

A "miscommunication" led to Lauren Myracle's Shine being listed for the young people's literature category, instead of Franny Billingsley's Chime.
Judges decided to let the sound-alike titles compete together, with the category expanded to allow six titles.

It would be very interesting if the "sound-alike" won the prize!

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