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  • Lebanese Publisher Dar Al Jadeed Wins 2021 IPA Prix Voltaire

    Dar Al Jadeed Publishing House, the Lebanese publisher, has been awarded the 2021 IPA Prix Voltaire by the International Publishers Association’s Freedom to Publish Committee. Its cofounder, a prominent critic of Hezbollah, was murdered in February.

  • Dusapin, Espada, Lo, Miles, and Mott Win 2021 National Book Awards

    'Last Night at the Telegraph Club,' 'Winter in Sokcho,' 'Floaters: Poems,' 'All That She Carried,' and 'Hell of a Book' took home the prizes. Three of the five winners were published by imprints of Penguin Random House, with two from Dutton.

  • Guatemala's F&G Editores Wins AAP International Freedom to Publish Award

    Guatemala's F&G Editores publishing house has won the 2021 Association of American Publishers International Freedom to Publish | Jeri Laber Award. The publisher's founder, Raúl Figueroa Sarti, and his colleagues have been threatened with censure and worse by the Guatemalan government and others for nearly 20 years.

  • Wisconsin Booksellers Win PW Star Watch Award

    Gretchen Treu and Wes Lukes, co-owners of A Room of One’s Own in Madison, Wis., were named the 2021 Superstars at last night’s virtual celebration of PW Star Watch, a program that honors up-and-coming creatives in the book business.

  • Omar El Akkad Wins the C$100,000 Giller Prize

    Last night, Omar El Akkad was announced as the winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel 'What Strange Paradise.' The prize is Canada's top award for English-language fiction.

  • South African Damon Galgut Wins 2021 Booker Prize

    South African novelist Damon Galgut was awarded the 2021 Booker Prize for his novel 'The Promise,' published by Europa Editions. The novel follows the lives of three white siblings brought together by a series of funerals that follow the trajectory of the history of post-apartheid South Africa.

  • Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

    The U.K.-based English-language Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature for “his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” He is the fifth English-language writer to win the Nobel Prize in the past decade.

  • 2021 National Book Award Finalists Announced

    Hanif Abdurraqib, Anthony Doerr, Ge Fei, and Lauren Groff are among this year's National Book Award finalists. The winners will be announced live on November 17 at the 72nd National Book Awards Ceremony, which will be held exclusively online.

  • In-Person National Book Awards Called Off

    The National Book Foundation will not hold its planned limited in-person National Book Awards ceremony on November 17, opting once more for a virtual ceremony as new variants of the coronavirus continue to spread.

  • Joy Williams Awarded 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

    Williams accepted the prize at an award ceremony during the National Book Festival on September 17.

  • 2021 NBA Longlists Announced

    The National Book Foundation has announced is announcing the 2021 National Book Award longlists. Five finalists in each of the five categories will be named on October 5, and the winner will be announced during the awards ceremony on November 17.

  • 2021 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

    The finalists for one of the most prestigious prizes for English-language literature include three American authors.

  • 2021 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize Winners Announced

    The winners of the fourth annual Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes have been announced, with three print magazines and two digital publications, including 'Bellevue Literary Review' and 'Full Stop,' taking home a combined total of $144,000 in funding.

  • Nancy Pearl to Receive 2021 National Book Foundation Literarian Award

    Nancy Pearl has been named the recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2021 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, which will be presented at the 72nd National Book Awards ceremony on November 17 by Ron Charles of the 'Washington Post.'

  • 2021 PW Star Watch Submissions Open

    The seventh annual PW Star Watch is now open for nominations. The deadline for nominations is September 10.

  • The NBF Plans Limited In-Person National Book Awards Ceremony

    The National Book Foundation announced plans to return this year’s National Book Awards ceremony to an in-person ceremony, to be held at New York City's Cipriani Wall Street on November 17.

  • 2021 Booker Longlist Announced, Contains Four Americans

    The longlist for the Booker Prize has been announced, including four American authors. The prize is worth £50,000. A shortlist of six will be announced on September 14, and the winner on November 2.

  • 'How to Fold a Taco' and 'L’Origine' Named Selfie Winners

    A joyful celebration of the taco and a novel based around a famed work of art were named winners of the 2021 Selfies Book Awards U.S. in a virtual ceremony held on June 24 during the ALA annual conference.

  • NEA Opens Applications for $135 Million in Grants

    The National Endowment for the Arts is now accepting applications for $135 million in grants tied to the American Rescue Program established by Congress in March. Grants start at $50,000 and the deadlines range between the end of July and late September.

  • Jason Reynolds, Sydney Smith Win Carnegie, Kate Greenaway Medals in U.K.

    Jason Reynolds has won the 2021 Carnegie Medal for 'Look Both Ways,' and Sydney Smith has won the 2021 Kate Greenaway Medal for his picture book 'Small in the City.'

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