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  • PEN America Launches 'Expanded' Emerging Voices Fellowship

    PEN America's Emerging Voices Fellowship, which the organization said has been newly expanded and taken virtual, is now open to applicants for its 25th year. The news comes six months after the organization announced that the program would not be renewed for 2021, which prompted public backlash.

  • Book Club Picks for February 2021

    The shortest month of any year in what has been the longest year in recent memory still has plenty for you to read.

  • LeVar Burton Named Inaugural PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion

    LeVar Burton, the actor and longtime host of 'Reading Rainbow,' has been named the inaugural PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion. The longlist for the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award also has been announced.

  • Keller, Goade, Nayeri Win Newbery, Caldecott, Printz Awards

    The 2020 Youth Media Awards were announced Monday morning at the American Library Association’s midwinter conference.

  • NBCC Awards Finalists Announced

    On January 24, the National Book Critics Circle announced 30 finalists in six categories for its annual awards honoring the best books published in 2020.

  • Walter Dean Myers Awards Announced

    The We Need Diverse Books Walter Awards Judging Committee has selected the winners and honorees for the sixth Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children's Literature.

  • Book Club Picks for January 2021

    This month, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Roberts's tastes overlap as Reese's Book Club and Belletrist pick the same novel.

  • Warhol Foundation Awards $675K to 22 Arts Writers

    The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant has awarded $675,000 to 22 writers to support critical writing on contemporary art in the categories of books, articles, and short-form writing.

  • 'Shuggie Bain' Wins 2020 Booker Prize

    'Shuggie Bain' by novelist Douglas Stuart has won the 2020 Booker Prize, making it only the second book by a Scottish writer to win the prize in the Booker's 51-year history.

  • Callender, Miri, Choi, Payne and Payne, and Yu Win 2020 National Book Awards

    On November 18, author Jason Reynolds presided over the first-ever all-virtual National Book Awards ceremony, which pulled out all the stops in its live-streamed broadcast, from tribute videos to graphic animation to live award acceptances via Zoom. Kacen Callender and Charles Yu were among the night's winners.

  • 2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners Announced

    The 2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which recognizes fiction and nonfiction exemplifying themes of peace, social justice, and global understanding, have been awarded to a novel set in Hitler's Germany and a #MeToo memoir.

  • Souvankham Thammavongsa Wins 2020 Giller Prize

    In a ceremony streamed live on Facebook, Souvankham Thammavongsa was awarded the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her collection of short stories 'How to Pronounce Knife.' It comes with a C$100,000 prize.

  • Center for Fiction Debuts Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers

    The Center for Fiction announced the establishment of the Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers, a new award to honor the memory and influence of the late Kamil, who was former executive v-p and publisher of the Random House imprint.

  • Ford, Mellon Team to Award $1M In Grants to Disability Futures Fellows

    The Ford and Andrew W. Mellon foundations have joined forces to launch Disability Futures Fellows, a new funding initiative designed to provide support to and raise the visibility of disabled creatives.

  • PW Star Watch 2020 Superstar: Nivia Evans

    Nivia Evans, editor at Orbit Books, was named PW Star Watch Superstar at a virtual celebration held over Zoom by Publishers Weekly and Frankfurter Buchmesse on October 13.

  • Louise Glück Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature; New Collection to Publish Next Year

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 was awarded to the American poet Louise Glück, making her the second American laureate in five years after a nearly quarter-century drought. A new collection, 'Winter Recipes from the Collective,' will be released next year.

  • These Authors Are MacArthur Fellows for 2020

    National Book Award winning author Jacqueline Woodson, acclaimed sci-fi author N.K. Jemisin, and novelist Cristina Rivera Garza were among the handful of authors chosen to receive this year’s 21 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowships.

  • Selfies Adds Kids' Category, Announces 2021 Dates

    The U.S. Selfies book awards, which recognize self-published authors, has added a children’s prize to go along with its adult fiction award. The 2021 awards submission period opens on January 1, 2021, and closes the night of March 1, 2021.

  • 2020 NBA Finalists Announced

    The finalists for the National Book Awards in five categories have been named, and the winner in each category will be announced at a virtual ceremony in New York City on November 18.

  • PW Star Watch 2020 Finalists Announced

    Five finalists have been chosen by the jurors of PW Star Watch for 2020 from among a group of 40 honorees. A virtual party and the announcement of this year's Superstar will be held October 13.

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