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
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.
Books on the short list.
The Nebula Awards — voted on by members of the Science Fiction Writers of America to recognize excellence in science fiction and fantasy — were given out in Chicago yesterday, and every prose award went to a woman (the film award went to the writers of feminist action film Mad Max: Fury Road).
In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, The Shirley Jackson Awards, Inc. has been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.