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  • 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.

  • PEN Alters Emerging Voices Fellowships, Prompting Community Protest

    A group of writers and others associated with the PEN America community has publicly decried what it calls the "dismantling" of the nonprofit's Emerging Voices fellowships, even as senior leadership at PEN America released a missive over the weekend pledging to implement "a structured program that will be deeply informed by and will expand upon" those fellowships.

  • 2020 NBA Longlists Announced

    The National Book Foundation has announced the 2020 National Book Award longlists. The five finalists for each award will be named on October 6, and the winners for each will be announced during a virtual ceremony on November 18.

  • Two Dollar Radio Wins 2020 Voice of the Heartland Award

    Two Dollar Radio, a Columbus, Ohio–based indie press that operates a bookstore/cafe, will receive this year's Voice of the Heartland Award, co-sponsored by the Great Lakes Indie Booksellers and Midwest Indie Booksellers.

  • Five Win 2020 Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes

    The 2020 Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes were announced today and were given to 'Conjunctions,' 'Foglifter,' 'Kweli,' 'Nat. Brut,' and 'One Story.'

  • PW Star Watch 2020 Honorees Named

    'Publishers Weekly' and Frankfurter Buchmesse have named 40 publishing professionals as honorees for PW Star Watch 2020, the annual publishing and bookselling award now in its sixth year.

  • Booker Prize Shortlist Highlights Debuts, Women, Indies

    Six titles made the shortlist for this year's Booker Prize for Fiction, of which four are debuts. The list is also notably diverse, with four female finalists and four titles coming from independent publishers.

  • Clavis CEO Sets Sights on U.S. Talent

    Clavis Publisher and CEO Philippe Werck believes there is illustration talent all over the world—and in launching the U.S. Key Colors Competition, he set out to find it. (Sponsored)

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