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  • 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.

  • The Mystery Writers Have Their Night

    Among the winners, Walter Mosley won the Edgar for Best Novel for 'Down the River Unto the Sea,' while Robert Fieseler took home the prize for Best Fact Crime for 'Tinderbox.'

  • This Year's Triangle Award Winners Announced

    Alexander Chee, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Imani Perry are among the winners of the 31st annual Triangle Awards, honoring LGBTQ fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and trans literature published in 2018.

  • Inaugural Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships Announced

    The Academy of American Poets has announced the recipients of its inaugural fellowships,awarding 13 poets laureate across the U.S. with a combined $1,050,000 in recognition of their literary merit and to support civic programs.

  • Powers, Blight, Stewart Win Pulitzers in Fiction, History, Biography

    The 2019 Pulitzer Prizes for Letters were awarded in the book categories of fiction, history, biography poetry, general nonfiction, and criticism on Monday afternoon at the Columbia University School of Journalism in Manhattan.

  • Bologna 2019: Bart Moeyaert Wins Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

    Flemish author Bart Moeyaert is the winner of the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest children’s book prize.

  • Bologna 2019: Best Children’s Publishers Selected in Six Regions

    The winners of the 2019 Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year were announced at a ceremony Monday night in Bologna.

  • 2019 Pannell Award Winners Announced

    The Women’s National Book Association has announced the winners of its 2019 Pannell Awards, which are presented annually to two bookstores that enhance their communities by fostering a love of reading.

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