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  • Anna Burns Wins 2018 Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman'

    'Milkman,' which is published by Graywolf Press in the U.S., makes Burns the first Northern Irish writer to win the prize.

  • 2018 National Book Award Finalists Announced

    The five finalists in the five categories have been named. The winner in each category will be announced at a ceremony in New York City on November 14.

  • 2018 Man Booker Shortlist Announced

    The list features two debut novels, including one from the youngest author ever to make the list, in addition to a novel in verse from an award-winning poet.

  • PW Star Watch 2018 Superstars: Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli

    Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, creators of 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls,' were named PW Star Watch Superstars at a party at Marquee New York in Manhattan on September 12.

  • 2018 National Book Award Longlists Announced

    The National Book Foundation has announced its longlists for the 2018 National Book Awards. The five finalists in each category will be named on October 10, and the winner will be announced at a ceremony in New York City on November 14.

  • 2018 NBA Longlist for Young People's Literature Announced

    The National Book Foundation has announced the 2018 National Book Award longlist for Young People’s Literature.

  • Sanchez, Espada, Teicher Snag American Poets Prizes

    The Academy of American Poets has named poets Sonia Sanchez, Martín Espada, and PW staffer Craig Teicher among the nine winners of its 2018 American Poets Prizes.

  • Rona Jaffe Award Winners Announced for 2018

    Writers Chelsea Bieker, Lisa Chen, Lydia Conklin, Gabriela Garcia, Karen Outen, and Alison C. Rollins have been awarded the 2018 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, which honors women writers early in their writing careers.

  • NBCC, Seeking Increased Endowment, Launches Fundraiser

    The National Book Critics Circle, for the first time in its 47-year history, has launched a fundraiser in order to bolster its funding for website maintenance and its new emerging critics initiative.

  • 2018 PW Star Watch Top Honorees Announced

    Publishers Weekly and Frankfurter Buchmesse have announced the "Top Honorees" of the fourth annual PW Star Watch program.

  • Three Finalists Named for New Literary Immigration Award

    Hernán Díaz, Renee Macalino Rutledge, and Elena Georgiou have been named finalists for the inaugural Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award.

  • Ondaatje’s 'The English Patient' Wins Golden Man Booker Prize

    Michael Ondaatje’s 'The English Patient' has been named the winner of the Golden Man Booker Prize, given to the best work of fiction previously awarded the Man Booker Prize over the last 50 years.

  • NBF Starts Petition Process for Noncitizens

    For publishers with authors who are non-U.S. citizens or have particularly complex immigration issues, the National Book Foundation has introduced a petition process to determine eligibility to participate in the National Book Awards.

  • No Nobel Prize in Literature in 2018

    Following a ballooning sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed the Swedish Academy for weeks, the Academy has pushed off awarding the 2018 prize until next year.

  • The 2018 Edgar Awards: Links in the Chain

    At the 72nd Edgars Banquet, held last night at Manhattan’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, 'Murder, She Wrote' creator William Link was honored, alongside novelists Jane Langton and Peter Lovesey. Attica Locke took home Best Novel for 'Bluebird, Bluebird.'

  • Authors Guild, Epiphany Magazine Partner on New Student Writing Prize

    The Authors Guild and literary journal Epiphany magazine have partnered to launch the Breakout 8 Writers Prize, established to "recognize outstanding emerging literary voices" among college students.

  • PW's Star Watch Announced for 2018

    'Publishers Weekly' and Frankfurter Buchmesse have opened nominations for their fourth annual PW Star Watch program, which celebrates and recognizes up-and-coming members of the U.S. and Canadian publishing communities.

  • Andrew Sean Greer, Jack Davis, Frank Bidart Win Pulitzers in Fiction, History, Poetry

    The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes for Letters were awarded in the categories of fiction, history, biography poetry, and general nonfiction.

  • 2018 Pannell Award Winners Announced

    The Women’s National Book Association has announced the winners of its 2018 Pannell Awards, given annually to two bookstores that enhance their communities by fostering a love of reading.

  • Library of Congress Celebrates the Late Denis Johnson

    The Library of Congress, which awarded Denis Johnson with the 2017 Prize for American Fiction, invited several prize-winning writers to talk about the issues raised in his fiction—and in modern society—of violence, addiction, marginality, and isolation.

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