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  • Whitings Name 2020 Winners, Celebrate 35 Years

    Ling Ma, Jia Tolentino, and others join the ranks of Whiting fellows as the awards celebrate their 35th anniversary.

  • Eight Writers Awarded $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prizes

    The winners of the 2020 Windham-Campbell Prizes have been announced. Each will receive $165,000 to support their work.

  • 2020 NBCC Award Winners Announced

    The National Book Critics Circle, which was forced to cancel its awards ceremony due to the new coronavirus, has announced this year's winners of its annual slate of literary book awards.

  • NBCC Award Ceremony Postponed

    The National Book Critics Circle has canceled both its finalists reading, set for March 11, and its awards ceremony on March 12. The NBCC will still deliberate on March 12 to choose this year's winners.

  • Writers Li, Lok, de Waal Win Big at PEN Lit Awards

    On March 2 at the PEN Literary Awards ceremony, more than $330,000 in prize money and fellowships were awarded to a host of winning writers of all kinds.

  • A Buoyant 2020 Audie Awards Celebrates 'The Only Plane in the Sky,' Stephen King

    At the Audio Publishers Association's annual Audie Awards, which marked a quarter century this year, 'The Only Plane in the Sky' took home the top award and Stephen King received a lifetime achievement as host Mo Rocca and others saluted the progress of the audiobook form over the past 25 years.

  • 2020 Audie Awards Finalists Named

    The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists in 24 categories for the 25th annual Audie Awards, which will be held at a gala in New York on March 2.

  • Mellon Foundation Grants $4.5 Million to Academy of American Poets

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has donated $4.5 million to the Academy of American Poets to fund civic poets laureate positions, more than doubling its donation from last year.

  • Adam, Young Win B&N 2019 Discover New Writers Awards

    Claire Adam's 'The Golden Child' and Damon Young's 'What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker' were the winners of B&N's Discover Great New Writers Awards for fiction and nonfiction, respectively.

  • Finalists Named for 2020 PW Bookstore of the Year

    This year's shortlist of five bookstores includes a number of stores with multiple locations and with years of bookselling experience, from both coasts and as far south as Texas.

  • Heller, Robotham, and Kim Among 2020 Edgar Nominees

    Timed to the 211th birthday of namesake Edgar Allan Poe, the Mystery Writers of America has announced its nominees for the 2020 Edgar Awards.

  • NBCC Awards Finalists Announced

    The National Book Critics Circle has announced 30 finalists in six categories––autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry––for the annual National Book Critic Circle Awards, which will be presented March 12 in New York.

  • The Selfies Book Awards Kick Off in the U.S.

    Publishers Weekly and BookBrunch, the daily online news service for the U.K., have launched the Selfies book awards for self-published authors in the United States.

  • 2019 National Book Awards for Young People's Literature in Photos

    Our photographer caught up with the five finalists for the Young People’s Literature prize, along with their editors, and also captured the award announcement at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan.

  • Sandler, Krasznahorkai, Sze, Broom, Choi Win 2019 National Book Awards

    At the 70th National Book Awards, LeVar Burton presided over a smoothly run evening where Jeff Sharlet was named the winner in the adult nonfiction category for 'The Yellow House' and Susan Choi took home the adult fiction award for 'Trust Exercise.'

  • Ian Williams Wins 2019 Giller Prize

    Ian Williams has won the C$100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's most prestigious and richest award for fiction, for his debut novel, 'Reproduction,' published by Random House Canada.

  • Thompson-Spires Wins Hurston/Wright 2019 Award for Fiction

    Authors Nafissa Thompson-Spires (fiction), Terrance Hayes (poetry), and Imani Perry (nonfiction) were the winners of the Hurston/Wright Foundation's annual Legacy Awards, presented October 18 in Washington, D.C.

  • Atwood, Evaristo Jointly Win the 2019 Booker Prize

    Both 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood, and 'Girl, Woman, Other' by Bernardine Evaristo, were judged to be worthy of the 2019 Booker Prize. The two authors will split the £50,000 prize money.

  • Tokarczuk, Handke Win 2018, 2019 Nobel Prizes

    Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, and Austrian author Peter Handke has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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