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Stella Prize Longlist Announced

Elizabeth Lhuede | Posted 04.23.2013 | Books
Elizabeth Lhuede

Since the idea of the Stella Prize was first suggested, Australian women's writing has attracted a great deal of attention, attention which led a blogger for the literary journal Overland to declare 2012 "The Year of Australian Women Writers."

2010 National Jewish Book Awards Announced

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Jewish Book Council crowned Gal Beckerman's "When They Come For Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry" the Jewish Book of the ...

Guardian First Book Award

BBC News | Paul Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The shortlist of titles for the Guardian First Book award has been announced. But even before deliberations reached this stage, the prize has become t...

Booker Prize Winning Follow-Up Release Date Confirmed

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Atlantic Books has revealed that Aravind Adiga's follow-up to the Man Booker prize winning The White Tiger will be published in June next year. Ravi M...

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Goes To Louise Rennison

guardian.co.uk | Michelle Pauli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The prize was set up two years ago by the author Michael Rosen as part of his children's laureateship, and seeks to celebrate the books that make chil...

Giller Prize Winner Finally To Be Printed At Full Speed

CBC News | CBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A deal has been struck by Nova Scotia's Gaspereau Press to allow a larger company to print the novel that won this year's Giller Prize, CBC News has l...

Book By Winner Of Biggest Canadian Lit Prize Unavailable In Stores

thestar.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Sentimentalists, Skibsrud's debut novel, is published by Gaspereau Press, which can only print about 1,000 copies a week. Eager readers can downlo...

Michel Houellebecq Wins Literary Prize

Yahoo! News | Myriam Chaplain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

France's best-known writer Michel Houellebecq has won its top literary prize Monday for a best-selling satire of art and celebrity, fans hailing it as...

Toni Morrison Inducted Into France's Legion Of Honor

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

PARIS — Toni Morrison is "beloved" in France, the country's culture minister said Wednesday, as he inducted the celebrated U.S. novelist into th...

Gay And Lesbian Literature For Kids

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — An award for gay and lesbian literature will be included in the American Library Association's annual announcement of children's priz...

Literary Prize

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

German author Reinhard Jirgl won Germany's most coveted literary award, the Georg Buechner Prize, for his life's work this weekend, the German Academy...

Literary Prize Honorees Unavailable At Indie Bookstores

Quill & Quire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When the indie-dominated shortlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced on Oct. 5, a number of booksellers expressed concern that the smaller...

Nicole Krauss, Peter Carey, Jaimy Gordon And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Author Pat Conroy announced 20 finalists for the 2010 National Book Award at the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home in Savannah, Georgia, today. The lis...

'Not The Booker Prize'

The Guardian | Sam Jordison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We have a winner! No, hang on, we have two! Deloume Road and The Canal have polled the same number of votes in the final round of the Not The Booker ...

Why Are Literary Prizes So Prized?

The New Yorker | Adam Gopnik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What this year's prize really shows is that prizes, like people, have a DNA of their own. The Nobel Prize in Literature would have been more illuminat...

Booker Prize Betting Suspended

The Guardian | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The bookmaker's spokesperson David Williams said £15,000-worth of bets were placed on "C" on Wednesday morning, completely outstripping all earlier b...

Elie Wiesel, Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela

The Huffington Post | Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Orhan Pamuk, Toni Morrison, Seamus Heaney, Saul Bellow, Pablo Neruda ... all great authors honored by the Nobel Committee with a Nobel Prize in Litera...

Nobel Jury Selects Lit Prize Winner

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

STOCKHOLM — The Swedish Academy has selected the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature and will announce the decision next week after a f...

Literary Prize

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After 13 years rewarding novelists and playwrights, the odds are strong that this year's Nobel prize for literature will go to a poet -- at least acco...

Literary Prize: Honored Books Certainly Sell, But How Well?

The Bookseller.com | Philip Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

However, rejected longlistee Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap (Tuskar Rock) continues to outsell all the shortlistees, as it has done since the longlist wa...

Literary Prize: Five Women On The £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlist

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Five women are among the six young writers shortlisted for this year's £30,000 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize. The six were selected from 16...

Unlikely Literary Prize: Guardian Hosts 'Not The Booker Prize' Competition

The Guardian | Sam Jordison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

1. To nominate a book for the "Not the Booker prize" competition (the "Competition") please submit your nomination in the comments section on the asso...

Author Tanith Lee First Woman To Win British Fantasy Award

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lee is, I have to admit, a beautiful writer. I've complained before about over-the-top attempts to ape a "heroic" language by the likes of Poul Anders...

Author's Shocking Comment: Christos Tsiolkas, Author of 'The Slap', Slams European Writers

Telegraph | Andrew Hough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 44 year-old Australian, author of the most divisive book chosen for Britain's most highly regarded literary award in recent memory, also criticise...

Barbara Kingsolver Ready To Start Next Novel

Reuters | Sharon Lindores | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barbara Kingsolver, winner of the Orange Prize for fiction, is back in the U.K. one month after scooping up the prestigious prize awarded to the best ...