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Literary Awards

Discovering Prince Edward Island and a Sister-Writer

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Travel
Holly Robinson

After making my first foray to Prince Edward Island with my friend Emily and our four children over twenty years ago, I returned to Massachusetts and vowed to return every year. I made good on that vow.

Allegory Is My Nemesis

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 06.04.2016 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I'm a pretty experienced reader, and I feel fairly confident that I can absorb, with some regularity, an author's message, slant, intent and, most important, emotion. But when I read something that suggests a hidden meaning, I start to feel the sweat of nervousness accumulating on my neck.

Ripped From the Headlines: My Ferguson Novel

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.27.2015 | Crime
Lev Raphael

I once introduced a best-selling thriller writer at a reading here in Michigan and mentioned -- among other things -- that he was a finalist for some award. When he got to the podium he quipped, "You know what a finalist means, don't you? It means you didn't win."

SHORTLISTED: The 2014 PEN Literary Awards

PEN American Center | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
PEN American Center

Spanning fiction, essays, science writing, biography, sports writing, translation and children's books, the 2014 PEN Literary Awards celebrate the best of literature from around the world.

Lalo Is the Word, Puerto Rico His Nation

Monica Gutierrez | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts
Monica Gutierrez

Eduardo Lalo's selection as this year's recipient of the prestigious Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize is an event of transcendental signific...

Novelist Kate Moore Talks Romance (and the RITA Awards)

David Kudler | Posted 09.24.2012 | Books
David Kudler

When Kate Moore heads south to Anaheim this weekend to attend the Romance Writers of America's RITA® Awards, it will be for more than a chance to connect with her fans and fellow romance novelists.

Does Salman Rushdie Deserve A Nobel Prize?

Anis Shivani | Posted 12.03.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I don't expect for a moment for this to happen, but I believe no other writer on the face of the earth comes as close to deserving the next Nobel award for literature as Salman Rushdie.

Philip Levine and Other Mediocrities: What it Takes to Ascend to the Poet Laureateship

Anis Shivani | Posted 10.13.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

The truth about American poetry is that it is in very bad shape. The professional poetry establishment has taken care to mark serious criticism comin...

Interviews With Debut Booker Nominees

BBC News | Tim Masters | Posted 10.03.2011 | Books

The Man Booker longlist, announced last week, included four first-time novelists. This week we talk to all four about the stories behind their books. ...

What's Missing From The Guardian First Book Award List?

guardian.co.uk | 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...

Andrea Levy Wins Walter Scott prize

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books

Andrea Levy's story of the end of slavery, The Long Song, has won the £25,000 Walter Scott prize for historical fiction....

Pritzker Military Library Literature Award Announced

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on June 21, 2011 10:16 AM | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books

World War II historian Carlo D’Este has won the 2011 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. At the...

The Man Who Doesn't Like Prizes Gets Another

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books

John le Carré might have withdrawn from the running for the Man Booker International prize because he "doesn't compete for literary awards", but the ...

Royal Society Kids' Book Prize Shortlist

The Bookseller | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

A guide to astronomy and a pop-up guide to how the world works are among the shortlisted titles for the first Royal Society Young People's Book Prize ...

2011 Indie Book Award Winners Announced

Posted 08.08.2011 | Books

Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group has named the best indie books of 2011....

Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize Awarded

The Bookseller | Posted 08.07.2011 | Books

David Grossman's novel To the End of the Land (Jonathan Cape) has won this year's £4,000 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize, trumping both the 2010 Booke...

Indie Booksellers' Choice Award Winners Announced

booksellerschoiceawards.com | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

The first annual Indie Booksellers' Choice Awards were presented last night in a standing-room only ceremony hosted by comedian David Rees at the Hous...

2011 Anthony Award Nominees Announced

bouchercon2011.blogspot.com | Posted 07.09.2011 | Books

The nominees for this year’s Anthony Awards, which are given at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, were announced today by conference c...

Small Publisher Spotlight

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

It is in the nature of small presses to appear, fill a certain need--often political or cultural in nature--and then vanish.

Booker Prize 2010 Shortlist

themanbookerprize.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America (Faber and Faber) Emma Donoghue Room (Picador - Pan Macmillan) Damon Galgut In a Strange Room (Atlantic Bo...

2010 Harvey Award Winners: 'Asterios Polyp' Grabs Three

comicsbeat.com | 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 ...

Book Trailer Awards To Be Hosted By Book Blog MobyLives This Month

MobyLives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Yes, that's right: we will judge you. Well, we'll judge your book trailers, which one might consider reflections of you (and your work), whether you'...