- 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.
- 2013 Oct 16
Confessions of a Booker Prize Judge
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, one of this year's Man Booker judges, explains how The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton was chosen as the winning book.
- 2013 Oct 15
Julian Barnes Slams New Booker Rules
The novelist has warned that changes to the Man Booker Prize rules mean it will be less likely to showcase up and coming talent, and predicted British writers will do less well in future.
- 2013 Sep 25
Antrim, Russell Among MacArthur Winners
Authors Donald Antrim and Karen Russell are among the winners of 24 MacArthur "genius" grants.
- 2013 Sep 09
NBF Partners with Daily Beast
The National Book Foundation is going to be releasing its longlist of nominees for the NBA awards exclusively through the Daily Beast, as part of a new arrangement.
- 2013 May 31
Frank O'Connor Short Story Award
David Constantine and Deborah Levy join shortlist alongside Joyce Carol Oates and Peter Stamm.
- 2013 May 29
Guardian Fiction Longlist
The longlist for the Guardian Children's Fiction prize has been announced.
- 2013 May 20
Achebe Nobel Rumors 'Obscene'
Says Wole Soyinka.
- 2013 May 15
Meet the Man Booker Int'l Finalists
Including Marie N'Diaye and Marilynne Robinson.
Jacobson Wins Comic Fiction Prize
It's the author's 2nd Wodehouse Prize victory.
- 2013 May 02
Chris Beckett Wins Clarke Award
Chris Beckett beat Kim Stanley Robinson and Ken MacLeod to win the UK's top science fiction prize for his novel about an incestuous colony stranded on an alien planet.
- 2013 Apr 26
DeLillo Wins Library of Congress Prize
Don DeLillo, the celebrated novelist who once complained that as a young writer he “lacked ambition,” has been named the first recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.
- 2013 Apr 22
2013 Indies Choice & E.B. White Awards
The ABA announces the picks.
- 2013 Apr 16
Young Writers Win 'The Key'
The winners of the first Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize are announced.
Women's Prize Shortlist
Includes Mantel, Kingsolver, Atkinson.
Young Writers Award Gives Deals
Katie Coyle and Joe Ducie chosen to receive Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers prizes.
- 2013 Apr 04
The All-Male Arthur C. Clarke Shortlist
"The regrettable reasons for the decline in SF by women this year don't change the fact that the best books were by men."
- 2013 Mar 15
Tan Twan Eng Wins Man Asian Prize
Malaysian novelist impresses judges with tale about memory and forgetting set in the shadow of WWII.
- 2013 Mar 13
Women's Fiction Prize Longlist
Formerly the Orange Prize, check out the 20 nominees.
- 2013 Mar 12
The Literary Awards Jungle
When Man Booker prize judges are photographed planting trees with the Woodland Trust, they offer a reminder of how English fiction and prize culture is flourishing on a global scale.
- 2013 Feb 25
Short Story Shortlist
Junot Díaz, Sarah Hall, Ali Smith and Mark Haddon contend for £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank short story prize.
- 2013 Feb 22
Weird Book Title Prize
Finalists this year include "God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis."
- 2013 Jan 30
Mantel's "Middlebrow Triumph"
The Guardian: Winning the Costa prize says much about our hard times, but more about British literary culture in the age of the Kindle.
- 2013 Jan 28
Don't Give Mantel the Costa Prize
Guardian: "She is favourite to win, but to award her the prize would squeeze out other great writers who deserve recognition."
- 2013 Jan 23
Goldsmiths Launches £10,000 Lit Prize
The Goldsmiths Prize will be given to a book which “opens up new possibilities of the novel form”. It will be awarded each year to a book that is deemed “genuinely novel and which embodies the spirit of invention that characterizes the genre at its best.”
- 2013 Jan 18
British Sci-Fi Awards Finalists
All-male shortlist for 2012 BSFA best novel award puts well-established names in contention.
- 2013 Jan 03
Women Authors Sweep Costa Awards
For the first time all five winners of the Costa Book Awards are women.
- 2012 Dec 17
Martha Kearney Is a Booker Judge
BBC broadcaster Martha Kearney is among the judges for the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
- 2012 Nov 28
Bloomsbury Pulps Orange Prize Error
Bloomsbury has pulped 6,000 copies of State of Wonder because its cover claimed it won the 2012 Orange Prize.
- 2012 Nov 27
Mo Yan's Nobel a 'Catastrophe'
Says Herta Muller.
- 2012 Nov 16
'Star Trib' Celebrates Local NBA Winners
'The Minneapolis Star Tribune' touches on why two locals were winners at the National Book Awards this week.
Bezos Named 'Fortune' Man of the Year
Four years after PW named him Publishing Person of the Year, Fortune has picked Jeff Bezos as its Man of the Year.
- 2012 Nov 12
The New Natl. Book Awards Dinner
"When the publishing elite gathers for the National Book Awards dinner Wednesday evening in Manhattan, there will be signs everywhere of the aspirations to turn this once-dowdy event into a glamorous party."
- 2012 Oct 24
2012 Whiting Award Winners Announced
The Whiting Foundation announced its 2012 literary award recipients Tuesday. The 10 authors will each receive a $50,000 grant, no strings attached.
- 2012 Oct 16
The Booker...By the Numbers
The Guardian has a handy chart laying out how an author wins the coveted literary award, the winner of which will be announced later today.
- 2012 Oct 11
Genre Fiction Dissed Again
Salon: The National Book Awards name five worthy finalists but ignore "Gone Girl" and 2012's top crime, sci-fi and fantasy.
- 2012 Oct 09
Nobel Award Annoucement Thursday
Last year's prize went to Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer.
Orange Prize Saved by Private Donors
After organizers failed to find a sponsor.
- 2012 Sep 26
'Book Bloggers Are Harming Literature'
Peter Stothard, chair of this year's Booker prize judges, says the mass of online opinion about books could kill off literary criticism.
- 2012 Sep 20
Roth vs. E.L. James?
Handicapping the Nobel Prize field.
- 2012 Sep 12
Booker Turns Back on Readability
The Telegraph: "Man Booker Prize shortlist opts for experimental novels in which 'the shock of language is shown in so many different ways.'"
- 2012 Sep 11
2012 Man Booker Shortlist
The prize's list gets down to six books.
- 2012 Aug 31
Guardian First Book Award Longlist
A great selection of books.
- 2012 Aug 23
Nobel Betting Odds
Murakami is the favorite.
- 2012 Aug 22
First Novel Shortlist Announced
The Center for Fiction has announced the finalists for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize.
- 2012 Aug 20
Is the Booker Too Upper-Class?
Irvine Welsh thinks so.
- 2012 Aug 13
Apple Rumored to Sponsor Orange Prize
The prize founded in 1996 seeks new sponsorship.
- 2012 Jul 10
Pulitzer: What Really Happened
Michael Cunningham, a juror for the fiction prize this year, takes us behind the scenes.
- 2012 May 30
Pratchett Gets Pig Named After Him
That's what happens when you win the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award.
- 2012 May 22
Salter Wins Short Fiction Honor
James Salter has won the 2012 PEN/Malamud Award, an honor in its 25th year that highlights excellence in short fiction.
Orange Pulls Sponsorship of Lit Prize
Orange, the British telecommunications company that has sponsored one of England's main fiction prizes for women, the Orange fiction prize, has pulled its financial support of the award.
- 2012 May 14
The Pulitzer Do-Over
NY Times asks 8 experts to pick a winner.
- 2012 Apr 30
Award-Winning Books Hit the Dust
More than a third of the winners of Australia's most prestigious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Award, are now out of print.
- 2012 Apr 26
Literature Left Nowhere
Guardian: "As the fuss surrounding the Pulitzer and Orwell prizes shows, book awards are increasingly more about hype than substance."
- 2012 Apr 18
Pulitzer Should Copy Orange Prize
The Guardian: "in hindsight, Pulitzer's puzzling omission was a crisis waiting to happen. From the moment the judges nominated a shortlist that included a posthumous collage of a novel, The Pale King by David Foster Wallace, who died in 2008, they were in trouble."
- 2012 Apr 17
Pulitzer Jurors 'Angry'
Pulitzer jurors are "shocked, angry, and very disappointed" that the Pulitzer board couldn't pick a fiction winner.
Orange Prize Shortlist
Is Patchett's "State of Wonder" the front-runner?
- 2012 Apr 16
2012 Guggenheim Fellows
Fiction winners include Lydia Millet, Donald Ray Pollock, and John Wray. Nonfictioners include Alison Bechdel and Sarah Manguso.