- 2016 Dec 06
Dylan Speech To Be Read at Nobels
Bob Dylan, who will not attend the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, has delivered a speech that will be read on his behalf.
- 2016 Dec 05
PEN Releases First of 2017 Longlists
The first of the PEN Literary Awards longlists, for debut fiction and literary science writing, have been announced.
- 2016 Dec 01
The Book That North Korea Lost
A story collection smuggled out of North Korea has been selected to receive a PEN Translation award from English PEN.
- 2016 Nov 22
Canadian Children's Lit. Award
Melanie Florence and illustrator François Thisdale have won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award.
- 2016 Nov 18
Bad Sex in Fiction Award Nominees
The nominees for the worst sex writing of the year are here to make you cringe.
- 2016 Nov 17
Bob Dylan Will Skip Nobel Ceremony
The Nobel Prize in Literature may be the world’s most important literary award, but not everyone who wins can make it to the ceremony.
- 2016 Nov 08
A look at the shortlist for the Waterstones book of the year award.
- 2016 Nov 03
Nordic Children's Book Prize Awarded
Sölvasaga unglings (The Story of the Teen Sölvi) by Arnar Már Arngrímsson wins the Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literature Prize.
- 2016 Nov 01
Nelson Wins Neustadt Prize
Marilyn Nelson has won the 2017 Neustadt Prize in Children’s Literature.
- 2016 Oct 25
Nine Dots Prize to Reward Unwritten Book
A new literary award will grant one of the largest cash prizes in publishing—$100,000—for a book not yet written.
- 2016 Oct 24
Bob Dylan Nobel Drama Continues
A Swedish Academy member calls the songwriter's relative silence on being awarded the prize "impolite and arrogant."
- 2016 Oct 18
Dylan Dodges the Prize
The Swedish Academy still has not spoken to Bob Dylan after awarding him the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Baillie Gifford Shortlist Announced
Non-fiction prize judges have selected books by Svetlana Alexievich, Margo Jefferson, Philippe Sands, and Hisham Matar.
- 2016 Oct 14
Bob Dylan's Literary Influences
From William Blake to Jack Kerouac, the newest Nobel Laureate has literary influences in spades.
- 2016 Oct 13
Who Nominates Nobel Candidates?
The Nobel Prizes are always shrouded in secrecy, but we do know something about the process.
- 2016 Oct 12
Nguyen Wins Dayton Peace Prize
The Vietnamese-American writer, whose 'The Sympathizer' also won the Pulitzer, is awarded for his "profound and startling" debut.
- 2016 Oct 07
Here's Who Won't Win the Nobel
Why "pasta fetishist" Haruki Murakami, "bad tweeter" Joyce Carol Oates, and "Norwegian cigarette smoker" Karl Ove Knausgaard are bad bets.
- 2016 Oct 04
Fall’s Big Book Awards
A guide to major literary awards—and the books nominated for them—being doled out this fall.
- 2016 Sep 29
The Aspen Words Literary Prize
Announcing a new award for a work of fiction focusing on the vital issues of our time — social, political, economic, environmental or otherwise.
- 2016 Sep 22
Carnegie Longlists Announced
The longlists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in fiction and nonfiction include Dave Eggers and James McBride.
- 2016 Sep 09
Cartoonist Residency at J.D. Salinger's
The author’s former home is being offered as a workspace for young artists after it was bought by illustrator Harry Bliss.
- 2016 Sep 08
Klaus Flugge Winner Announced
Nicholas John Frith wins the Klaus Flugge Prize for "Hector and the Hummingbird."
Aveyard Wins German Literary Award
Victoria Aveyard has been awarded the Buxtehuder Bulle award.
- 2016 Sep 06
Doireann Ní Ghríofa Wins Rooney Prize
The poet was awarded €10,000 along with the prize for Irish literature in the Rooney's 40th year.
- 2016 Sep 02
First Novel Prize Shortlist
The shortlist for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize has been announced.
The Nobel Prize in Lit Odds
October is around the corner, and the betting on who will win the Nobel in Literature has begun.
- 2016 Aug 16
New Voices Award Longlist
PEN International has released the longlist for its 2016 New Voices Award for young writers.
- 2016 Aug 12
PEN/Nabokov Award Relaunched
The $50,000 prize will honor a living international author whose work is "of enduring originality and consummate craftsmanship."
- 2016 Aug 11
Scottish Children's Lit. Award Launched
The Significant Contribution to Scottish Children’s Literature Award will be awarded annually.
- 2016 Aug 10
New Scottish Children’s Literature Award
The Scottish Book Trust has launched an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to Scottish children’s literature.
- 2016 Aug 03
Not the Booker Prize
A longlist for those who felt this year’s Man Booker selection was not broad enough is in need of public opinion.
- 2016 Jul 14
Guardian Children's Fiction Longlist
A look at the longlist for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
- 2016 Jul 12
Center for Fiction First Novel Longlist
Yaa Gyasi and Garth Greenwell are among the authors whose works are longlisted for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.
- 2016 Jul 08
Deep Vellum Will Finally Open
Deep Vellum Books will have a grand opening at last, thanks to new co-founder Anne Hollander.
- 2016 Jun 30
What Is the Caine Prize?
Is the Caine Prize for African Writing meant for work by emergent writers, or for the best African writing?
- 2016 Jun 02
Rosoff Criticizes U.K. Government
Meg Rosoff critiques the U.K. government during Astrid Lindgren Memorial award acceptance speech.
Crossan wins YA Book Prize 2016
Sarah Crossan’s free verse novel 'One' (Bloomsbury Children’s Books) has won the YA Book Prize 2016, sponsored by 'The Bookseller.'
- 2016 May 24
Crossan Wins for 'One'
Sarah Crossan wins the Irish children's book of the year for "One."
- 2016 May 20
The 2016 O. Henry Short Stories
Literary Hub has announced the The O. Henry Prize Stories for 2016, and has offered links to selected stories.
- 2016 May 10
Unnikrishnan Wins First Restless Prize
Deepak Unnikrishnan has won the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for his novel 'Temporary People.'
- 2016 May 05
Branford Boase Shortlist
A look at the Branford Boase awards shortlist.
Shirley Jackson Award Nominees Announced
Ottessa Moshfegh is among those shortlisted for awards honoring works of suspense, horror, and "the dark fantastic."
- 2016 Apr 28
Hugo Protesters Strike Again
The Hugo Award finalists have been announced, and anti-leftist activists the Sad Puppies have successfully had their nominees shortlisted once more.
- 2016 Apr 21
Klaus Flugge Longlist
The Klaus Flugge prize longlist for new illustrators is announced.
The 2016 Eisner Awards for comics has a record number of nominations for women.
- 2016 Apr 12
Dublin Literary Award Shortlist Released
Man Booker winner Marlon James and Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson are among the contenders.
- 2016 Mar 30
Marilynne Robinson on Her Latest Award
The 'Home' author reflects on her Library of Congress Prize and this year's presidential race.
- 2016 Mar 28
British Sci-Fi Awards Announced
Aliette de Bodard picked up two British Science Fiction Association Awards for "startlingly original fiction."
- 2016 Mar 23
Lewycka to Win Second Wodehouse Prize?
Marina Lewycka is nominated for the U.K.'s top award for comic fiction is once again with her novel 'The Lubetkin Legacy.'
- 2016 Mar 22
Introducing the Walter Award
The first ceremony and reception for Walter Award honorees is held in DC.
- 2016 Mar 18
Oddest Book Title of the Year Winner
Alan Stafford’s 'Too Naked for the Nazis' won the annual Bookseller’s Diagram Prize for Odd Book Title by public vote.
- 2016 Mar 16
R.L. Stine Wins YA Lit Award
The Goosbumps author will be presented with the 2016 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award at Printers Row List Fest this June.
- 2016 Mar 11
British Book Awards Shortlists Revealed
Mary Beard, Bill Bryson and more were shortlisted for this year's British Book Industry Awards.
- 2016 Mar 08
Baileys Prize Longlist Announced
The Baileys Women's Fiction Prize longlist includes 11 debut writers as well as authors Kate Atkinson, Hanya Yanagihara, and more.
- 2016 Mar 04
IPG Publisher of the Year Named
The 2016 IPG Independent Publisher of Year Award went to children's publisher Nosy Crow in the U.K.
- 2016 Feb 22
Neil Griffiths Supports Small Publishers
The author's Republic of Consciousness prize will recognize fiction from small presses in the U.K. and Ireland.
- 2016 Feb 18
CILIP Carnegie Longlist
Terry Pratchett and Frances Hardinge are among those longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie
- 2016 Feb 01
Minnesota Book Awards Finalists
Minnesotans including the state poet laureate are among the 32 finalists for the awards on April 16.
Credibility is Linked to Diversity
The lack of race and gender diversity at the Oscars and the comics fest Angoulême is taking its toll on the events' credibility.
- 2016 Jan 22
Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist Revealed
The longlist for the 2016 prize includes four American authors and debut Irish author Lisa McInerney.
- 2016 Jan 12
New Poet Scores T.S. Eliot Prize
Sarah Howe's "amazing" debut, 'Loop of Jade,' earned the TS Eliot poetry prize as well as over $20,000.
- 2016 Jan 11
Is 'The Martian' a Comedy?
The question is being raised after the film adaptation of Andy Weir's book won best picture in the Golden Globes' comedy/musical category.
- 2016 Jan 05
Kate Atkinson Wins Costa Prize
The 'A God in Ruins' author is the first to win the prize three times.
- 2016 Jan 04
Hardinge Wins Costa Award
Frances Hardinge wins the Costa children's book award for 'The Lie Tree.'
- 2015 Dec 11
Rushdie Receives Mailer Prize
Salman Rushdie was presented with the lifetime achievement award in New York City on Thursday night.
- 2015 Dec 03
Morris Finalists Announced
YALSA selects the Morris Award finalists.
- 2015 Nov 19
Costa Children's Book Shortlist
The Costa Children's Book shortlist is announced.
- 2015 Nov 18
Picking A National Book Award Winner
Why it's impossible to please everyone when picking the National Book Award winners in fiction and non-fiction.
- 2015 Nov 03
Guardian Prize Shortlist
The Guardian children's fiction prize shortlist is announced.
Guardian Prize Shortlist
The Guardian children's fiction prize shortlist is announced.
- 2015 Oct 20
Carnegie Nominees Include Illustrators
Illustrators are now being included with author nominees for the Carnegie awards.
National Book Award Finalists
A look at the finalists for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial longlist is announced.
- 2015 Oct 09
The Impact of Svetlana Alexievich's Win
The writer's Nobel sends a stern message to Putin, according to the 'Telegraph.'
- 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.