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The Caine Prize and the Rise of the African Short Story

Diriye Osman | Posted 07.08.2014 | 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.

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...

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?

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...

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...

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...

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?

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...