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  • 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.

  • Bezmozgis, Ohlin Make Giller Prize Shortlist

    The shortlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, which awards C$100,000 for the best Canadian work of fiction, includes four authors previously in contention. Among them are David Bezmozgis and Alix Ohlin, but no Margaret Atwood.

  • Vuong, Barry Awarded MacArthur Grants

    Novelist and poet Ocean Vuong and comics artist and educator Lynda Barry are among the 26 people chosen to receive the annual fellowships—popularly known as “genius grants”—awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

  • PW Star Watch 2019 Superstar: Jennifer Baker

    Jennifer Baker, production editor at Teachers College Press in New York, was named PW Star Watch Superstar at a party at Marquee New York in Manhattan on September 18.

  • 2019 NBA Longlists Announced

    The longlists for the five categories have been named, and the winner in each category will be announced at a ceremony in New York City on November 20.

  • NBF Honors ABA CEO with Literarian Award

    Outgoing American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher, who has run the ABA for a decade, will receive this year's National Book Foundation's Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community.

  • Star Watch 2019 Finalists Named

    PW Star Watch has selected five finalists from the 50 honorees selected for its fifth annual award. One “Superstar” will be named at the PW Star Watch celebratory event on Wednesday, September 18.

  • Translator Grossman to Be Honored by Words Without Borders

    Translator Edith Grossman will receive the 2019 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature from translation advocacy organization Words Without Borders.

  • 2019 Booker Shortlist Includes Atwood, Rushdie

    Two former winners, Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, both made the cut—a week before Atwood's book, 'The Testaments,' has even been published. Lucy Ellmann, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, and Elif Shafak are also still in the race.

  • Rona Jaffe 2019 Winners Announced

    The six winners of the 2019 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards, which celebrate women writers who have shown promise early in their career, have been unveiled. Each is set to receive a $40,000 prize.

  • Embargoed Atwood Novel Makes Booker Longlist

    Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' is among 13 titles longlisted for this year's Booker Prize, despite being embargoed until September 10. It may even make the shortlist, announced on September 3, before it is even published.

  • Expanded Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes Name Second Year of Winners

    This year's five honorees, up from three last year, are 'The Common,' 'American Short Fiction,' 'Black Warrior Review,' 'The Margins,' and 'The Offing,' which will receive a combined $144,000 from the Whiting Foundation.

  • Thrillerfest XIV: The Crimes, They Are A-Changin'

    At a spirited banquet, the mystery/thriller community fêted John Sandford and Harlan Coben, among others, and named Outlander creator Diana Gabaldon next year's ThrillerMaster.

  • Joy Harjo Named U.S. Poet Laureate

    Harjo, an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the first Native American poet to hold the post, as well as the nation's first poet laureate from the state of Oklahoma. She succeeds Tracy K. Smith.

  • New Award for Self-Publishers Announced

    IngramSpark, Ingram’s self-publishing platform, 'Publishers Weekly,' and BookBrunch, the daily online news service for the U.K. book industry, are launching the Selfies Awards for U.S.self-published authors.

  • Dick Robinson Calls Reading a 'Civil Right' at PEN Gala

    The Scholastic CEO was this year's publishing honoree at the PEN America Literary Gala, held Tuesday night at the Museum of Natural History in New York.

  • Amazon Literary Partnership Awards $1M in Lit Funding

    The Amazon Literary Partnership has awarded $1 million in support to 66 literary nonprofits, in addition to awarding grants of $120,000 each to the Academy of American Poets and to the Community of Literary Presses and Magazines.

  • Patti Smith Wins 2019 'One Book, One New York' Vote

    Rock star and author Smith's 'Just Kids' is the winner of the 2019 'One Book, One New York' contest.

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