- 2015 Oct 05
Nobel Prize for Lit on Thursday
The winner of this year’s Nobel prize for literature will be announced on October 8, the Swedish Academy has revealed.
- 2015 Sep 30
Folio Prize to Skip 2016
The prize will not run in March 2016, following the conclusion of its two-year title sponsorship by The Folio Society with this year's award.
Claudia Rankine Wins Forward Prize
The Jamaica-born writer has won Britain’s most prestigious poetry award, worth £10,000.
- 2015 Sep 29
New Class of Geniuses
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Ben Lerner are among this year's MacArthur Fellows.
- 2015 Sep 21
'Olive Kitteridge' Wins Big at the Emmys
HBO’s sprawling domestic drama based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book about a misanthropic New England schoolteacher won the Emmy for limited series on Sunday night.
- 2015 Sep 18
Most Diverse Man Booker Shortlist Ever?
In terms of age-range and ethnicity, the Man Booker shortlist has never seemed so varied, writes the 'Guardian.'
NBA Nominees, in a Word
Slate has the most extravagant, evocative, confusing, nice, annoying, or funny descriptors applied to each title on the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction longlist.
- 2015 Sep 11
2015 PEN Literary Awards Revealed
Claudia Rankine and Meghan Daum are two of the winners of the 2015 PEN Center USA Literary Awards, announced Thursday morning.
- 2015 Sep 08
King, Wolff Honored by Obama
Stephen King and Tobias Wolff will be presented with National Medals of Arts by President Obama.
- 2015 Aug 26
Martin 'Relieved' After Hugos
George R.R. Martin said that the group of rightwing science fiction writers who tried to swing the results of this weekend’s Hugo awards to their own agenda were “routed” by the majority of fans who “did not like having their choices imposed on us."
- 2015 Aug 25
Thurber Prize History
Nearly 20 years after its founding, the all-male winners' circle for the Thurber Prize for American Humor is finally changing—the three finalists up for the 2015 prize are all women.
The Path to This Year's Hugos
Flavorwire on how the 2015 Hugo Awards turned into a "battle over race, gender, and the soul of fandom."
- 2015 Aug 24
Five 'No Awards' at Hugos
Cixin Liu has won the best novel prize at this year’s Hugo Awards, although no awards were given in five categories, reflecting recent controversy over how the prizes are given.
- 2015 Aug 13
FT & McKinsey 2015 Longlist
The promise and perils of technology dominate the longlist for this year’s Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.
- 2015 Jul 30
A Triumph of the New and Diverse
A bracingly varied Man Booker prize longlist suggests that complaints about the whiteness of the literary world are finally being listened to, and addressed, writes the 'Guardian.'
- 2015 Jul 29
A Prize for Books on Brooklyn
The first Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize will recognize novels that "reflect Brooklyn’s spirit."
- 2015 Jul 21
Martin Urges Fans to Vote on Hugos
George R.R. Martin has urged “every true fan” of science fiction and fantasy to vote for this year’s Hugo Awards to “help protect the integrity of the rocket."
- 2015 Jul 07
Caldecott committee members get picture book-themed tattoos.
Hughes Achievement Award
Shirley Hughes wins the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award.
- 2015 Jun 17
Fenton Wins 2015 PEN Pinter Prize
Hailed by judges for speaking "truth to power – forcefully, fearlessly, and beautifully," the British poet and journalist James Fenton has been named as winner of this year’s PEN Pinter prize.
- 2015 Jun 04
Ali Smith Wins Baileys prize
Smith’s 'How to Be Both' has won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, with chair of judges Shami Chakrabarti describing it as a work that will still be read in 100 years.
- 2015 Jun 03
Sixth Time Lucky?
Most of the novels shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction are their authors' sixth. The winner for the 20th annual prize will be revealed tonight.
- 2015 Jun 01
Fewer Prizes to Books About Women
An author's analysis of the last 15 years of winners of six major literary awards has found that a novel is more likely to land a prize if the focus of the narrative is male.
- 2015 May 22
James Meek Wins Orwell Prize
The novelist has won the Orwell prize for books for his exploration of the privatization of Britain, 'Private Island.'
- 2015 May 19
Jeffers Wins for 'Once Upon an Alphabet'
Oliver Jeffers wins the CBI Book of the Year Award for "Once Upon an Alphabet."
Folio Society Not Sponsoring Prize
After an initial two-year partnership, publisher the Folio Society has announced that it will not be renewing its sponsorship of the Folio prize for fiction.
- 2015 May 15
Atlantic Book Award Winners Revealed
Last night, as a wrap up to Canada's Atlantic Book Festival, the winners of the 2015 Atlantic Book Awards were announced at a ceremony hosted by CBC's Stephanie Domet.
- 2015 May 12
In Praise of the CCB Awards
An attendee at the Children's Choice Book Awards dishes.
Teacher wins New Children's Author Prize
Emma Cox wins U.K. New Children's Author Prize.
Crowdfunded Novel Nabs Award
Paul Kingsnorth’s crowdfunded novel 'The Wake' has won the inaugural book of the year prize at the Bookseller industry awards.
- 2015 May 07
William Allen White Awards
Kansas schoolchildren select animal stories for winners of William Allen White book awards.
Mandel Wins Arthur C. Clarke Award
Emily St. John Mandel's 'Station Eleven' took this year's prestigious prize for science fiction.
- 2015 May 06
Best Translated Book Award Shortlist
A bestselling novel by Elena Ferrante is among the finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards.
- 2015 Apr 30
2015 Edgar Award Winners
Master of horror Stephen King won Best Novel for 'Mr Mercedes' at the Edgar Awards, announced at a ceremony last night.
- 2015 Apr 22
Pulitzers Added a Fourth Novel
The Pulitzer Prize Board this year asked its fiction jury to submit a belated, fourth nominee, in contrast to its handling of the selection for 2012, when no fiction prize was awarded.
- 2015 Apr 21
Inside the Pulitzer Prize Book Winners
Mass extinction. A pope and a fascist. A lost North American tribe. A beguiling WWII tale. Scott Porch, Bill Morris, William O’Connor, and Malcolm Jones on the Pulitzer board’s picks, at the Daily Beast.
- 2015 Apr 20
Hugo Nominees Withdraw
Two authors have withdrawn their work from contention for the prestigious Hugo science fiction awards in the wake of a controversy George R.R. Martin said has “plunged all fandom into war."
- 2015 Apr 09
Hugo Awards Spark Criticism
Members of the sci-fi and fantasy community have been arguing about the make-up of this year’s Hugo nominations on two accounts.
- 2015 Apr 01
Wodehouse Prize Shortlist Announced
Authors including Alexander McCall Smith, Irvine Welsh, Caitlin Moran and Nina Stibbe have been shortlisted for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction.
- 2015 Mar 27
Rob Biddulph Wins Waterstones Prize
'Blown Away,' a tale of a misplaced penguin, took home the 2015 Waterstones children’s book prize.
- 2015 Mar 26
Voting for Indies Choice Opens
Finalists are announced for the 2015 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud awards
Ferguson Librarian Honored
Scott Bonner, who kept his library open while the nearby Ferguson riots closed schools, was recognized with the Lemony Snicket award for his work as a "quiet hero" sustaining services for young readers.
- 2015 Mar 24
Man Booker International Prize Finalists
Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognizes one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
- 2015 Mar 11
Martin a Fan of Mandel
George R.R. Martin's wrote on his blog that his pick for the Hugo for best novel is 'Station Eleven' by Emily St. John Mandel.
- 2015 Mar 10
Bailey's Longlist Revealed
Twenty books are on the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, including five debut novelists and eight previously shortlisted authors.
Wellcome Trust 2015 Book Prize Finalists
The shortlist, which celebrates the finest recently published books in health, medicine and medical science, includes two novels and four nonfiction books.
- 2015 Mar 04
Lish, Leyner Win 'Paris Review' Prizes
'The Paris Review' awarded Atticus Lish with the Plimpton Prize, and Mark Leyner with the Terry Southern Prize.
- 2015 Feb 13
'I Am Malala' Grammy Win
"I Am Malala" wins a Grammy for best children's album.
Carnegie and Greenaway Longlists
The longlists for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals are announced.
Waterstones Prize Shortlist
Louise O’Neill, Robin Stevens, Steve Antony, and Sally Green are among the authors shortlisted for the Waterstones children's book prize.
- 2015 Feb 11
Literary Novel is Far From Dead
The 2015 shortlist for the Folio Prize proves that writers are finding new ways of telling stories, says judging chairman William Fiennes.
- 2015 Jan 28
Macdonald Wins 2014 Costa Book Award
'H is for Hawk,' which explores grief, love, and nature won its author Helen Macdonald the literary prize.
- 2015 Jan 27
Ali Smith a Costa Favorite
'How to be Both' leads the betting for the Costa Book of the Year Award, to be announced Tuesday evening in the U.K.
- 2014 Dec 12
Aussie PM Causes Literary Uproar
The country's leader is in hot water over the the Prime Minister's Literary Award.
- 2014 Dec 10
Modiano Accepts Nobel
In his acceptance speech, Patrick Modiano, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature, says he is convinced the writers of the future "will safeguard the succession."
- 2014 Dec 04
YA Book Prize Shortlist
The inaugural YA Book Prize shortlist is announced.
- 2014 Dec 03
2014 Goodreads Choice Awards Revealed
A record 3.3 million votes were cast in the 6th annual awards.
- 2014 Nov 21
Phil Klay's Subway Salon
On Thursday morning, Alexandra Alter from the 'New York Times' saw a man on the F train from Brooklyn to Manhattan reading Colum McCann’s National Book Award-winning novel, 'Let the Great World Spin.' She wasn’t the only one who noticed.
- 2014 Nov 19
A Reader's Guide to the NBA's
The National Book Awards will be presented tonight. Who do you think will win?
- 2014 Nov 11
Isabel Allende Wins Medal of Freedom
The author is among 19 people to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest non-military honor.
- 2014 Nov 05
Macdonald Wins Samuel Johnson Prize
Author Helen Macdonald has won the £20,000 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction for her book about how becoming a falconer helped her deal with grief.
- 2014 Oct 30
New York Times Best Illustrated Books
Every year since 1952, the 'Book Review' has convened an independent panel of judges to select picture books on the basis of artistic merit. Here are the 2014 winners.
- 2014 Oct 21
Potential Revisions for Carnegie
The Carnegie and Kate Greenway awards may revise criteria following Sarah McIntyre's objection.
Illustrators and Carnegie Awards
Illustrator Sarah McIntyre feels that illustrators should be recognized by the Carnegie Awards.
- 2014 Oct 15
Flanagan Echoes Fears Over Booker Change
The Australian winner of this year’s Man Booker prize has repeated the concerns of his compatriot Peter Carey about the fate of literature from “smaller cultures” in the wake of the decision to allow American novels to compete for the prize.
- 2014 Oct 14
Carey Criticizes Booker Prize
With the winner of the 2014 Man Booker prize to be unveiled on Tuesday evening, Australian writer Peter Carey, twice winner of the Booker, has criticized the decision to open up the award to Americans.
- 2014 Oct 10
Salman Rushdie Shares PEN Pinter Prize
The author said he hopes to shine a light on the "plight” of the imprisoned Syrian human rights activist Mazen Darwish by sharing his PEN Pinter prize with the journalist and lawyer.
- 2014 Oct 07
Guardian Shortlist Announced
Kate DiCamillo, Piers Torday, E Lockhart and SF Said are shortlisted for Guardian children's fiction prize.
- 2014 Oct 06
Murakami Joint Fav for the Nobel Prize
With just three days to go before the 2014 Nobel prize for literature is awarded, Haruki Murakami and the Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o are joint favorites to win the literary world’s greatest honor.
- 2014 Sep 18
Women Dominate Short Story Award
Yesterday, the BBC announced an all-female author shortlist for its National Short Story Award.
- 2014 Sep 17
2014 MacArthur Fellows Named
The artists among this year’s winners include cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel.
- 2014 Aug 19
Erdrich Wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize
Author Louise Erdrich was announced as the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's distinguished achievement award, meant to recognize literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.
- 2014 Aug 01
Ion Trewin, literary director of the Booker Foundation, responds to criticisms of the Man Booker longlist.
- 2014 Jul 29
Booker Writes Off Women, Says Lette
Author Kathy Lette has accused the Man Booker judges of having "written off" women writers on the 2014 longlist.
- 2014 Jul 25
Booker Bewilders Bookies
With its lack of big names and its potential contenders that have yet to be published, this year's lineup has elicited wildly divergent predictions.
- 2014 Jun 26
Penguin Defends Carnegie Win
Penguin has defended Kevin Brooks' Carnegie medal after literary journalists criticized the winning title for its “shock value,” “lack of redemption” and for being "depressing."
- 2014 Jun 25
Carnegie Medal Debate Grows
The storm over Kevin Brooks's Carnegie medal win has gathered force after two more writers criticized the choice, saying it called into question the whole purpose and value of the U.K.'s top children's book prize.
- 2014 Jun 24
Kevin Brooks' Carnegie award for "The Bunker Diary" causes a stir.
- 2014 Jun 10
'Guardian' Names Self-Pub Contest Winner
The "Guardian" has announced the first winner of its new monthly self-published book contest: “Dinosaurs and Prime Numbers,” a debut novel by comedian Tom Moran, who lives in Norwich, England.
- 2014 Jun 05
Eimear McBride Wins Baileys Prize
The Irish writer's "A Girl is a Half-formed Thing" beat Donna Tartt's 771-page opus "The Goldfinch" to take the award.
- 2014 May 29
'Kirkus' Unveils Three $50K Book Prizes
The annual Kirkus Prizes will honor works of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature.
- 2014 Apr 15
Tartt Surprised by Pulitzer
Donna Tartt told "USA Today" she was "very happy and very delighted," and "surprised," to win her first major literary prize.
- 2014 Feb 20
L.A. Times Book Prize Finalists
Rainbow Rowell, Jonathan Stroud, and Joyce Sidman are among the L.A. Times Book Prize finalists.
- 2014 Feb 12
Hatchet Job of the Year Revealed
A.A. Gill's caustic review of Morrissey's "Autobiography" has been named the Hatchet Job of the Year, a prize set up by The Omnivore Web site that goes to the writer "of the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review" of the past year.
- 2014 Feb 10
Folio Shortlist Dominated by Americans
The inaugural shortlist of the latest literary award on the block, the Folio Prize, has been unveiled - with a strong showing by American authors.
- 2014 Feb 04
Carnegie and Greenaway Longlists
The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlists are announced.
- 2014 Jan 31
Lemony Snicket Sets up Librarian Award
The children's author, who has himself been "falsely accused of crimes," wants to honor those who have stood up to pressure from would-be book banners.
- 2014 Jan 29
Why Nathan Filer Deserved His Costa Win
"The Shock of the Fall," debut novel and winner of the 2013 Costa Book of the Year Award, is a caustically funny yet empathetic portrayal of mental illness.
- 2014 Jan 17
A Poor Excuse for a Literary Prize
The Hatchet Job of the Year Award, intended to honor the “writer of the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past twelve months," is the worst award of its generation, according to Slate's Mark O'Connell.
- 2014 Jan 14
Morrissey wins T.S. Eliot Prize
Sinéad Morrissey has been awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize for her collection, Parallax, finally winning after being shortlisted four times.
Morrissey, who is Belfast's inaugural poet laureate, was previously shortlisted for the prize in 2002, 2005 and 2009.
- 2013 Dec 05
Public to Vote on Costa Award
Six short stories are being put anonymously to a public vote to decide the winner of the Costa short story prize 2013, which will be awarded next January.
- 2013 Nov 27
Irish Book Awards Honor Doyle, O'Toole
Authors Roddy Doyle and Fintan O'Toole were among the winners at last night's Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2013. The eighth annual awards also honored novelist John Banville with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented by actress Sinéad Cusack.
- 2013 Nov 25
The Literary Road to Celebrity
James McBride on winning the National Book Award for his novel, The Good Lord Bird. “I was so stunned that I walked up there with my napkin in my hand.”
- 2013 Nov 22
The National Book Awards Get it Right
This year's winners for fiction and nonfiction show that there are still things books do better than anything else.
- 2013 Nov 14
Catton Lands Governor General's Award
Ontario-born author Eleanor Catton has followed up her Man Booker Prize with a Governor General's Literary Award. The Canada Council for the Arts announced that the 28-year-old is the winner in the fiction category for her novel, The Luminaries.
- 2013 Nov 07
U.S. Author Wins Top French Prize
American author Richard Ford's novel Canada about a boy whose parents rob a bank on Wednesday won the Femina Prize for best foreign novel, one of France's top literary awards.
- 2013 Oct 23
Will Munro Come Out of Retirement?
Alice Munro, the newly crowned Nobel prize winner for literature, said that she continues to think of ideas for new stories—leaving open the possibility that the Canadian, considered by many as one of the greatest short-story writers, will come out of retirement.
- 2013 Oct 21
Catton: Money Doesn't Transform You
Eleanor Catton, the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker prize, talks about how her novel The Luminaries was plotted in the stars.
- 2013 Oct 18
Munro Declines Invite to Nobel Ceremony
The Swedish Academy says Nobel literature prize winner Alice Munro won't travel to Stockholm to collect her award because of poor health.
Angelou Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
85-year-old Maya Angelou was honored during a benefit gala at the New York Public Library, the annual gathering organized by the Mailer Center and writers colony.