The 2017 National Book Award Longlists

Source: The 2017 National Book Award Longlists

This list from Publishers Weekly includes links to its reviews of many of the nominated works.

Whitehead, Thompson Among 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Colson Whitehead and Heather Ann Thompson took home the prizes for ‘The Underground Railroad’ and ‘Blood In the Water’ respectively during the 101st installment of the awards.

Source: Whitehead, Thompson Among 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners

2017 Edgar Award Finalists for Mystery Writing Announced

On the 208th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, the Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2017 Edgar awards. The Edgars cover everything from best novel and best short story to best biography and best TV episode teleplay. The 2017 Finalists include big names like Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates, and unsurprisingly, everyone’s favorite fall breakout series Westworld made the longlist for best teleplay. Stay tuned, the winners will be announced in April in New York City!

Source: 2017 Edgar Award Finalists for Mystery Writing Announced

National Book Critics Circle: National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for 2016 Awards – Critical Mass Blog

The National Book Critics Circle, founded at the Algonquin Round Table in 1974, honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature.

Source: National Book Critics Circle: National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for 2016 Awards – Critical Mass Blog

Colson Whitehead Wins National Book Award for ‘The Underground Railroad’

Politics intruded on this year’s awards ceremony, where Mr. Whitehead, whose novel explores the horrors of American slavery, urged writers to “fight the power.”

Source: Colson Whitehead Wins National Book Award for ‘The Underground Railroad’

C. E. Morgan Among Winners of $50,000 Kirkus Book Prizes – The New York Times

C.E. Morgan, Susan Faludi and Jason Reynolds were honored on Thursday at the third annual Kirkus Prizes ceremony in Austin, Tex. Each prize comes with an award of $50,000.

Source: C. E. Morgan Among Winners of $50,000 Kirkus Book Prizes – The New York Times

Paul Beatty’s ‘The Sellout’ is first US Booker Prize winner

The book, a satire of race and class, marks the first time an American author has won the Man Booker Prize.

Source: Paul Beatty’s ‘The Sellout’ is first US Booker Prize winner

Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature – The New York Times

The singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, one of the world’s most influential musicians, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” in the words of the Swedish Academy.

Source: Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature – The New York Times

Viet Thanh Nguyen wins Dayton peace prize for The Sympathizer | Books | The Guardian

Vietnamese-American writer, whose Vietnam war novel also won the Pulitzer, awarded for ‘profound and startling’ debut

Source: Viet Thanh Nguyen wins Dayton peace prize for The Sympathizer | Books | The Guardian

Finalists for 2016 National Book Awards Announced

The finalists of the 2016 National Book Awards have been announced, and include Colson Whitehead, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Peter Gizzi. Winners will be named at a ceremony in New York City on November 16.

Here, a list of the nominees and a look at PW’s complete coverage of their work, including reviews, interviews, and essays.

Source: Finalists for 2016 National Book Awards Announced