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

National Book Foundation, Presenter of the National Book Awards, www.nationalbook.org

The National Book Foundation has announced the Finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. The Winners will be announced on November 16 at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner.

Source: National Book Foundation, Presenter of the National Book Awards, www.nationalbook.org

Man Booker Prize announces 2016 longlist | The Man Booker Prizes

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today.

Source: Man Booker Prize announces 2016 longlist | The Man Booker Prizes

2016 First Novel Prize Longlist

Longlist of finalists for the 2016 First Novel Prize

Source: 2016 First Novel Prize Longlist

BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction » Announcing the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner

On Wednesday 8th June 2016 at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London, Irish author Lisa McInerney was announced the winner of the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Glorious Heresies.

Source: BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction » Announcing the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner

Books on the short list.