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PEN/Faulkner Award Winner Announced

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — A novel about a 1970s Midwestern family with a most unusual sibling, Karen Fowler's "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," has wo...

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," the long-awaited novel by the author of "The Secret History," is a fiction finalist for the National ...

Costa Book Award Winner Announced

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

LONDON (AP) — British writer Kate Atkinson has won the novel-of-the-year prize at Britain's Costa Book Awards with her reality-altering historical s...

American Book Awards Announced

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — Louise Erdrich's novel "The Round House" is among the winners this year of an American Book Award, which celebrates the diversity of...

Booker Prize Winner Announced

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.16.2013 | Books

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — Youth and heft triumphed at Britain's Booker Prize on Tuesday, as 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton won the fiction a...

Samuel Johnson Prize Shortlist Announced

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Books

LONDON -- Books about Margaret Thatcher, Roman Britain and bumblebees are among finalists for Britain's leading nonfiction book prize. Charles Moore'...

National Book Award Longlist For Fiction Announced

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 11.19.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Publishers hope that the new rules in place for the National Book Awards, for which the first-ever long-lists were announced this wee...

Man Booker Prize Makes Startling Announcement

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.18.2013 | Books

LONDON — The Americans are coming to storm Britain's literary citadel. Organizers of the Booker Prize announced Wednesday that from next year a...

National Book Awards Non-Fiction Longlist Announced

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 09.18.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- A pair of best-selling works by staff writers for The New Yorker, Lawrence Wright's "Going Clear" and George Packer's "The Unwinding," wer...

First Ever Longlist For National Book Awards Announced

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 11.16.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Kate DiCamillo and David Levithan were among the 10 authors who made the first-ever long-list of finalists for the National Book Awar...

Wallace Stevens Award Announced

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — One of the country's most honored poets, Philip Levine, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement prize. The American Academy of ...

2013 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books

LONDON — Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri and Irish novelist Colm Toibin are among six finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction...

PEN Award Winners Announced

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Playwright Larry Kramer and sportswriter Frank Deford are among this year's winners of awards given by the PEN American Center, the l...

Tim O'Brien Awarded Literary Prize

AP | Posted 06.25.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- A $100,000 prize for military writing has been awarded to an author of fiction. Tim O'Brien, known for books such as "The Things They Car...

First Prize For American Fiction Announced By Library Of Congress

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Don DeLillo has won the first Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Widely acknowledged as a master chronicler of American...

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.

Lucas Kavner

Major Literary Prize Loses Its Main Sponsor

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home

One of the longest running cultural partnerships in the U.K. broke up for good Tuesday, threatening a major suporter of female novelists worldwide if ...

Bravest Booker Longlist Of All Time?

Telegraph | Louise Doughty | Posted 09.28.2011 | Books

One of the most difficult aspects of being a judge for the Man Booker Prize, as I discovered in 2008, becomes apparent when the longlist is announced....

Forward Poetry Prize Shortlist: Are The Prize Jurists All Sexist?

guardian.co.uk | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books

The 2011 Forward prize shortlist has been announced. It's an anniversary year: the prize is celebrating its 20th birthday. And this year's list oozes ...

Samuel Johnson Prize Winner Announced

AP | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

LONDON — A book chronicling a Chinese tragedy under Mao has won Britain's richest nonfiction book award, the Samuel Johnson Prize. Frank Dikott...

Literary Prize 'Suspended' Due To Funding

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 08.29.2011 | Books

The suspension of the UK's second oldest literary award due to lack of funding has been met with dismay by authors from William Boyd to Margaret Drabb...

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...

'Asterios Polyp' Wins First L.A. Times Book Prize For Graphic Novels

Los Angeles Times | Geoff Boucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This is the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes but this year's ceremony was the first to award a prize in the graphic novel categor...

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...

The Forgettable And The Overlooked In Lit Prizes

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This year is a good one for female writers; most of the major literature prizes have gone to women, though whether this is a fluke, a new trend of hei...