Category Archives: Awards & Prizes

5 Under 35 Honorees Announced

BuzzFeed Books is honored to celebrate the fantastic young writers of the National Book Foundation’s 9th annual 5 Under 35, chosen by past winners and finalists of the National Book Awards. “The National Book Foundation’s 5 under 35 program is … Continue reading

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Nonfiction longlist for the National Book Award – The Washington Post

Walter Isaacson’s study of digital innovators and E.O. Wilson’s reflections on human existence are among the books on the longlist for the National Book Award in nonfiction, announced this morning. Given the elastic dimensions of the category (anything nonfiction) and the number … Continue reading

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National Book Award fiction long list arrives early – LA Times

The National Book Foundation’s plan to release the news of its fiction long list Thursday morning was foiled by news outlets that posted the list Wednesday afternoon. With the embargo broken, we bring you the list now; it includes a … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin to Receive NBF Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, announced that it will award its 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Ursula K. Le Guin. Neil Gaiman will present the award to Le Guin at the … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Ranking Cormac McCarthy’s Greatest Books I’m a week behind with this, but I include it here because Cormac McCarthy is an author I haven’t yet worked on, and I’m glad to have the suggestions offered here: Trailing Philip Roth by … Continue reading

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2013 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

Locus Online News » 2013 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners.

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The Texas Observer Short Story Contest 2014 | The Texas Observer Memberships and Contributions

The Texas Observer Short Story Contest 2014  The Texas Observer has announced its short story contest. Entrants need not live in Texas (although stories with a Texas setting or theme are encouraged). The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Death of Maya Angelou The biggest story of the literary world this past week has been the death of Maya Angelou at age 86. The coverage has been extensive, but here are a few stories I’ve chosen as providing a … Continue reading

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Details on the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners

Details on the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners – KansasCity.com. Donna Tartt has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel The Goldfinch. Read about all the Pulitzer winners here.

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Announcing the L.A. Times Book Prize finalists for 2013 – latimes.com

Announcing the L.A. Times Book Prize finalists for 2013 – latimes.com. The finalists for the 34th annual L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Wednesday morning: 50 books in 10 categories are in the running to win the L.A. Times Book … Continue reading

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