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.
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.”
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.
The book, a satire of race and class, marks the first time an American author has won the Man Booker Prize.
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.
Vietnamese-American writer, whose Vietnam war novel also won the Pulitzer, awarded for ‘profound and startling’ debut
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.
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: 2016 First Novel Prize Longlist