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Telling Our Stories: Books, History, Media, and Money

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 05.31.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

As everyone knows, the media world, including LGBT print and online media, is changing. Fewer resources are dedicated to human labor to report important stories

More Diversity For Michigan Book Award?

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Lev Raphael

These awards have been sponsored by the Library of Michigan since 2004, but go back almost 25 years. Each year judges pick 20 Notable Michigan books "reflective of Michigan's diverse ethnic, historical, literary, and cultural experience."

7 Glowing Novels In The Spotlight Right Now

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

Relative to other awards seasons, book award season is slightly less concerned with who wore what. Instead, each autumn various committees clue reader...

7 Prize-Winning Books From 2014 To Pick Up Now

Posted 12.08.2014 | OWN

'Tis the season for gold stickers on fresh book covers. Here's our lowdown on the best of the best of this year. By Leigh Newman Like Us On F...

War Veteran Wins 2014 National Book Award In Fiction

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon and Maddie Crum | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books

The 65th National Book Awards ceremony was held on Wednesday evening, with winners named in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young p...

The Caine Prize and the Rise of the African Short Story

Diriye Osman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Books
Diriye Osman

The Caine Prize creates a vital exposure for readers not only to a generation of African writers on the rise but also to a literary form that possesses a powerful artisan quality.

Confronting the Loser Within

Candace Walsh | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Candace Walsh

I was ecstatic when I found out that it had been chosen to be a finalist in two different categories. But I almost didn't go to the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards ceremony last Friday night. What was that all about?

Big Names Win Edgars

Posted 05.03.2013 | Books

The Edgar Awards 2013 celebrated some familiar and not-so-familiar names, including Dennis Lehane, Karin Slaughter and Steven Moffat, screenwriter of ...

"I Have a Ton of Reviews for My Book, but It's Not Selling!"... and Other Mysteries of Book Marketing

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.07.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Everything is a pathway to something else. If you get a bunch of awards for your book and figure your work stops there, that's a big mistake. Follow the path to something else. At some point at the end of that road you'll likely be selling more books.

How Thinking Like Steve Jobs Is Helping Write the Future of the Arthur C. Clarke Award

Tom Hunter | Posted 04.22.2013 | Books
Tom Hunter

Paralleling the classic competition between behemoth Microsoft and plucky Apple, I cast the Clarke Award in the David role, claiming we were the only award that could 'think different' and were somehow an infinitely cooler upstart than our Goliath cousin from over the water.

What Is Your Guess for the 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Awards?

Kyra E. Hicks | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
Kyra E. Hicks

I'm not a statistician. I'm the author of the picture book Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria. Many bloggers and librarians focus on mock Caldecott award winners. I try to guess who will win the Coretta Scott King Awards.

Open Letter to the New York Times Book Review

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 08.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

Why are 90% of the books reviewed by the New York Times Book Review from white authors? What's going on behind the scenes to create such an unrepresentative body of reviews for an increasingly diverse nation of consumers?

Lost & Found in Translation

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.01.2012 | Books
Joe Woodward

Let us enjoy the surprises, the challenges of literature in all languages, in translation and otherwise. Let us contemplate the writer, too, writing in all her forms. Let us see how we are.

More Children's Book Awards

Monica Edinger | Posted 04.22.2012 | Books
Monica Edinger

While the ALA awards for children's books and media may be the most well-known, there are many other worthy awards for children's books as well. All of these are excellent sources for those looking for great reads for the children in their lives.

The Red Carpet Season for Books

Roxanne Coady | Posted 01.14.2012 | Books
Roxanne Coady

It's award season. Not the ones you're thinking of - the Emmys, the Oscars - but the Nobel, the Booker and the National Book Awards. Awards offer us, as readers, a focused, curated list of the best books of the year.

What's Missing From The Guardian First Book Award List? | Posted 09.10.2011 | Books

With 136 submissions from publishers, the Guardian first book award has assembled a fascinating list of this year's hottest debuts. But what are we mi...

Easy Reader: Howard Jacobson's Novel Takes the Prize

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Curiously and hilariously, the protagonist, Julian Treslove is not Jewish. Julian only wishes he were Jewish and for most of the narrative's duration set outs to do everything in his power to embrace Judaism.

Literary Prize: Eggers Leads List Of Award Winners

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Two very different organizations announced writing award recipients today. First, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced its finalists for writing...

2010 Harvey Award Winners: 'Asterios Polyp' Grabs Three | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Baltimore last night, the winners -- Asterios Polyp and David Mazzucchelli took home three, The Rocketeer, Chew and The Walking Dead two each in ...

Seeking Novels with Strong Single Characters, Matrimania Not Included

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

I'm always looking for fiction that is not matrimaniacal.

National Book Awards: What Do You Think? (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Book Foundation rolled out the nominations for the 2009 National Book Award on Wednesday, and the winners will be announced November 18. ...

Evie Wyld, British Bookseller, Wins UK Literary Prize

London Evening Standard | Louise Jury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Evie Wyld, 29, defeated rivals including Aravind Adiga, who took the Man Booker last year, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Orange Prize victor two y...

Guardian's First Book Award Shortlist Announced

The Guardian | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Powerful fictional storytelling dominates the shortlist of this year's Guardian first book award, announced today, which includes works that range fro...