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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 06.04.2015 | 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.

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 ...

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...

Neustadt Prize Winner Announced

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction writer and poet Mia Couto (CUE'-toe) of Mozambique has won a $50,000 prize for lifetime achievement. The 58-year-old Cout...

10 Emerging Writers Receive $50,000 Prizes

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Ten emerging authors, poets and playwrights have been picked as winners of $50,000 prizes for showing "exceptional talen...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Literary Peace Prize Lifetime Achievement Award Announced

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 10.12.2013 | Books

CINCINNATI -- The war Wendell Berry often writes about is what he sees as man's violence against his surroundings. The Kentucky-based author, essayis...

Man Booker Prize For Fiction 2013 Longlist

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.23.2013 | Books

LONDON -- Jim Crace, Tash Aw and Colm Toibin are among 13 authors competing for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction in a field, announced Tuesday...

Andrew Carnegie Medals Awarded

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 08.31.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Richard Ford and Timothy Egan, winners of literary medals presented by the American Library Association, both credit libraries for ma...

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...

New Book Award Announced

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- A new literary prize has been established in honor of one of the country's most passionate book critics. The National Book Critics Circle...

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...

Teacher Wins $100,000 Poetry Prize

AP | Posted 05.04.2013 | Books

CLAREMONT, Calif. — Marianne Boruch, a Purdue University creative writing teacher, has won this year's $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a C...

Writer Accepts Literary Award Despite Protests

AP | By DIAA HADID | Posted 02.11.2013 | Books

JERUSALEM -- Acclaimed Spanish writer Antonio Munoz Molina said Sunday he would accept a prestigious Israeli literary award despite calls from pro-Pal...