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  • Deesha Philyaw Wins 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award

    'The Secret Lives of Church Ladies' by Deesha Philyaw, which was published by West Virginia University Press, has won the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

  • 2021 International Booker Prize Longlist Announced

    This year's longlist for the U.K.'s International Booker Prize, an award for the best work of translated fiction, includes books from 11 languages and 12 countries. The prize offers £50,000, split evenly between author and translator.

  • NBCC Award Winners Announced in Emotional Ceremony

    On March 25, the National Book Critics Circle announced the winners in six categories for its annual awards honoring the best books of the previous publishing year in a moving event.

  • 2021 Audie Award Winners Announced

    The Audio Publishers Association hosted the 26th annual Audie Awards virtually last night, making them open to the public for the first time. 'Piranesi,' by Susanna Clarke and narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, was named Audiobook of the Year.

  • Finalists Named for Bookstore and Rep of the Year

    The five finalists for 2021 Bookstore of the Year reflect the changes that have taken place in the ways that bookstores serve their communities and the increasing role of activism in bookselling today. The five finalists for Rep come from commission groups, Ingram, and the Big Five.

  • Rona Jaffe Awards Discontinued

    The Rona Jaffe Foundation has discontinued its annual Writers' Award program, which awarded six women writers in the early stages of their work with $30,000 grants.

  • Eight Writers Awarded $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prizes

    The winners of the 2021 Windham-Campbell Prizes administered by Yale University are Dionne Bran, Kate Briggs, Nathan Alan Davis, Renee Gladman, Vivian Gornick, Michael R. Jackson, Canisia Lubrin, and Natalie Scenters-Zapico.

  • NEA to Give $135 Million to Arts Organizations

    The American Rescue Plan includes $135 million in new funding for the National Endowment for the Arts to help arts organizations hard hit by the pandemic. Of the funding, 60% will be administered directly by the National Endowment for the Arts, with 40% channeled through state and regional funding programs.

  • 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists Named

    The finalists for the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction have been announced. The winner, who will receive $15,000, will be announced on April 6 and celebrated virtually on May 10.

  • PEN America Launches 'Expanded' Emerging Voices Fellowship

    PEN America's Emerging Voices Fellowship, which the organization said has been newly expanded and taken virtual, is now open to applicants for its 25th year. The news comes six months after the organization announced that the program would not be renewed for 2021, which prompted public backlash.

  • Book Club Picks for February 2021

    The shortest month of any year in what has been the longest year in recent memory still has plenty for you to read.

  • LeVar Burton Named Inaugural PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion

    LeVar Burton, the actor and longtime host of 'Reading Rainbow,' has been named the inaugural PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion. The longlist for the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award also has been announced.

  • Keller, Goade, Nayeri Win Newbery, Caldecott, Printz Awards

    The 2020 Youth Media Awards were announced Monday morning at the American Library Association’s midwinter conference.

  • NBCC Awards Finalists Announced

    On January 24, the National Book Critics Circle announced 30 finalists in six categories for its annual awards honoring the best books published in 2020.

  • Walter Dean Myers Awards Announced

    The We Need Diverse Books Walter Awards Judging Committee has selected the winners and honorees for the sixth Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children's Literature.

  • Book Club Picks for January 2021

    This month, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Roberts's tastes overlap as Reese's Book Club and Belletrist pick the same novel.

  • 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.

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