Archive for the ‘Awards & Prizes’ Category
Lynn Coady has been named the 2013 winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short story collection Hellgoing, published by House of Anansi Press.
Canadian writer Alice Munro, master of the short-fiction form, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature:
Ms. Munro revolutionized the architecture of short stories, often beginning a story in an unexpected place, then moving backward or forward in time. She brought a modesty and subtle wit to her work that her admirers often traced to her background growing up in rural Canada. She said she fell into writing short stories, the form that would make her famous, somewhat by accident.
“For years and years I thought that stories were just practice, till I got time to write a novel,” she told The New Yorker in 2012. “Then I found that they were all I could do, and so I faced that. I suppose that my trying to get so much into stories has been a compensation.”
She is the 13th woman to win the prize, which currently amounts to approximately $1.2 million.
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize awards committee announced yesterday that Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon and The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson have been named the winners of the 2013 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction and fiction, respectively.
Hugo Rising: The nominees for science fiction’s best novel of 2013 find a new guard challenging the oldThursday, August 29th, 2013
the Hugos maintain a certain representative importance, presenting what many in the greater publishing industry see as the face of science fiction. This year’s five nominees offer a snapshot of some of the contrasts and tensions in the current sci-fi landscape, the clash of the old guard with the new, as well as the slow but steady diversification of the genre.
Amy Gentry reports from the 71st World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, TX, USA.
PEN America announced today the winners and runners-up of the 2013 PEN Literary Awards, the most comprehensive literary awards program in the country. This year’s recipients include Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo, former Poet Laureate Robert Hass, acclaimed playwright Larry Kramer, co-editors of Mother Jones Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery, sportswriter and NPR correspondent Frank Deford, who will receive a lifetime achievement award, debut novelist Sergio De La Pava, as well as many other notable emerging and established authors.
Award winners and runners-up will be honored at the 2013 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 21, 2013, at CUNY Graduate Center’s Proshansky Auditorium in New York City
See the full list of award winners.