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  • Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    Songwriter and lyricist Bob Dylan was named the 109th laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature on October 13, for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

  • Finalists for 2016 National Book Awards Announced

    Among the nominees for this year's awards, which will be given out on November 16, are Colson Whitehead, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Peter Gizzi.

  • Finalists Announced for 2016 NBA in Young People's Literature

    On Thursday morning, the National Book Foundation narrowed its longlist down to five finalists for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

  • National Book Foundation Names 5 Under 35

    The honorees for the program's eleventh year include Brit Bennett, Yaa Gyasi, Greg Jackson, S. Li, and Thomas Pierce.

  • Donoghue, Thien Among the Shortlisted for Canada's Giller Prize

    The shortlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, which awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, includes works by Emma Donoghue and Mona Awad.

  • Gene Luen Yang Gets 2016 'Genius Grant'

    Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang, author of the YA graphic novels 'American Born Chinese' and 'Boxers' and 'Saints,' both nominated for National Book Awards, was among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur fellowships – the so-called Genius Grants.

  • NBF Awards Lifetime Achievements to Robert Caro, Cave Canem

    The National Book Foundation will present lifetime achievement awards to Robert A. Caro, the journalist and biographer, and Cave Canem, the literary center dedicated to black American poetry, at the National Book Awards ceremony on November 16 in New York.

  • Little, Brown Launches Award for New Illustrators

    Caldecott Medalist and five-time Caldecott Honor artist Jerry Pinkney will act as a judge and the inaugural artist mentor for the first annual Little, Brown Emerging Artist Award.

  • PW Star Watch 2016 Superstar: Andrew Harwell

    Andrew Harwell, senior editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, was named PW Star Watch Superstar at a party at New York's Dream Downtown hotel on September 15.

  • Beatty, Moshfegh Make Man Booker Shortlist

    Paul Beatty, Deborah Levy, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Ottessa Moshfegh, David Szalay, and Madeleine Thien have been named to the shortlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

  • 2016 NBA Longlist for Young People's Literature Announced

    The longlist has been announced for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

  • Rona Jaffe Winners Announced for 2016

    The Rona Jaffe Foundation has announced the winners of its eponymous writer's awards for 2016. The awards are given annually to six women writers who "demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their careers."

  • NEH to Endow More than $4 Million in Publishing Grants

    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced $79 million in grants for 290 humanities projects and programs across the United States, including more than $4 million to book-related projects.

  • Write a House Is Building a New Literary City in Detroit

    As real estate prices soar in traditional artistic and cultural hubs such as Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, writers are looking toward smaller cities with cheaper rent.

  • John Lewis’s ‘March’, Peter Kuper’s ‘Ruins’ Win Eisner Awards

    To the delight of the audience at the Eisner ceremonies, John Lewis's 'March Book Two' and Peter Kuper's 'Ruins' won Eisners, while Lynda Barry and Matt Groening were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

  • PEN America Announces Two New Awards

    PEN America has announced the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Oral History. The former, which comes with a $75,000 purse, will confer one of the biggest monetary awards in the country.

  • Catapult Partners with PEN for New Emerging Writers Awards

    PEN American Center has announced the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, the newest addition to its lineup of literary awards. Winning stories will be collected and published in an annual anthology by Catapult.

  • At PEN Gala, Rowling Calls Trump 'Bigoted'

    At the gala, which PEN president Andrew Solomon said was the nonprofit's most successful fundraiser to date, J.K. Rowling, one of the evening's honorees, condemned the views of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.

  • 'Girl on the Train' Among Audie Award Winners

    The winners of the 2016 Audie Awards have been announced, and include Paula Hawkins's 'The Girl on the Train,' read by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher, for Audiobook of the Year.

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