- 2017 Oct 11
Ward and Nguyen, Certified 'Geniuses'
Novelists Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jesmyn Ward are among 2017’s recipients of the $625,000 MacArthur Grants.
- 2017 Oct 04
Who Will Win the Nobel Prize in Lit?
Might it be Japanese spaghetti enthusiast Haruki Murakami? Norwegian cigarette smoker Karl Ove Knausgaard? The possibilities are endless.
- 2017 Oct 03
Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners
The only international literary peace prize awarded in the U.S. has selected books by Patricia Engel and David Wood as this year's honorees.
Betting Odds on Nobel Prize Shift
The literary betting public have pushed Don DeLillo's odds from 66/1 to 14/1, to rival favorites Haruki Murakami and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o.
- 2017 Oct 02
Nobel Prize in Lit Is Coming
The Swedish Academy says this year’s winner will be announced on Thursday, October 5
- 2017 Sep 18
Dana Spiotta Wins $50K Prize
Dana Spiotta, author of four novels including 'Innocents and Others,' is the winner of this year's St. Francis College literary prize.
- 2017 Sep 14
The NBA Nonfiction Longlist
Contenders for the National Book Award for Nonfiction include previous poetry category finalist Kevin Young and 'New Yorker' writer David Grann.
- 2017 Sep 13
The NBA Poetry Longlist
Contenders for the National Book Award for Poetry include a five-time nominee and three debut collections.
- 2017 Sep 07
And the Finalists Are...
The Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards finalists are announced.
- 2017 Sep 06
Video Game Writers Can Win the Nebula
Video game writers will henceforth be eligible for the Nebula Award, one of the highest honors in science fiction and fantasy writing.
- 2017 Aug 30
Smelcer's PEN Award Nom Pulled
John Smelcer's young-adult novel 'Stealing Indians' has been withdrawn from the list of finalists for the PEN Center USA 2017 Literary Award.
- 2017 Aug 24
CBC Australia Best Books
The Children's Book Council of Australia picks Bob Graham's "Home in the Rain" as best picture book of the year.
- 2017 Aug 22
Jorie Graham Wins Wallace Stevens Award
The poetry grand dame will receive a $100,000 purse along with the Academy of American Poets' lifetime achievement award.
- 2017 Aug 15
McBride Wins James Tait Black Prize
Irish novelist Eimar McBride's ‘astonishing’ novel 'The Lesser Bohemians' lands the U.K.’s oldest literary award.
- 2017 Aug 14
N.K. Jemisin Snags Second Hugo
Last year, the novelist became the first black person to win the Hugo award for best novel. She's done it again with 'The Obelisk Gate.'
Business Book of the Year Longlist
The finalists for the 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey–sponsored award include studies on Facebook, Google, and Amazon.
- 2017 Aug 11
The Arab American Book Award Winners
Rabih Alameddine has won again for fiction, Steven Salaita wins in nonfiction, and Hayan Charara takes home two awards.
- 2017 Jul 14
The 2017 First Novel Prize Longlist
The Center for Fiction has announced its longlist for the $10,000 prize, which includes works by George Saunders, Julie Buntin, and Matthew Klam.
- 2017 Jul 12
Denis Johnson's Posthumous Prize
The Library of Congress has announced that Johnson will be the winner of its annual Prize for American Fiction.
- 2017 Jul 06
Honoring Those That Didn't Win
A look at the books that didn't win at ALA.
Branford Boase Award
"Beetle Boy" by M.G. Leonard has won the 2017 Branford Boase Award.
- 2017 Jun 28
IPA's Prix Voltaire Shortlist
Among those shortlisted is Gui Minhai, the Hong Kong-based publisher and bookseller kidnapped by Chinese agents in 2015.
- 2017 Jun 20
Rowling Made Companion of Honour
J.K. Rowling has been named a Companion of Honour by the Queen.
Top German Prize Goes to Poet-Translator
This year's Georg Büchner Prize has been wone by poet Jan Wagner, who is also a translator of poetry in English.
- 2017 Jun 19
Barry Nabs a Second Walter Scott
Sebastian Barry's 'Days Without End' takes the £25,000 prize, marking the second time the author has won the award.
- 2017 Jun 15
Grossman Scoops Man Booker International
Israeli author David Grossman's 'A Horse Walks Into a Bar,' about a standup comedian’s public breakdown, has won the £50,000 prize.
Did Dylan Use SparkNotes?
Parts of Bob Dylan’s Nobel speech bear striking resemblances to similar passages in the SparkNotes summary of 'Moby-Dick.'
- 2017 Jun 08
New Zealand Book Award Finalists
The finalists for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are announced.
Lauren Child Responds to Honor
Lauren Child is surprised and honored by being named the next Waterstones Children's Laureate.
Alderman Wins 2017 Baileys Prize
Naomi Alderman has won the £30,000 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her science-fiction novel 'The Power.'
- 2017 Jun 06
Dylan Delivers Belated Nobel Lecture
Bob Dylan has submitted his Nobel lecture—a requirement for receiving the prize—and grapples with whether song lyrics can be literature.
- 2017 Jun 02
Margaret Atwood Wins Another Award
Atwood has been named the 17th laureate of Prague's Franz Kafka International Prize.
- 2017 Jun 01
Center for Fiction's 2017 Fellows
The honorees of the center's Emerging Writers fellowship include Amna Ahmad, Charlotte Crowe, Dana Czapnik, and Erik Hoel.
- 2017 May 25
William Allen White Awards
"Life on Mars" by Jennifer Brown and "A Million Ways Home" by Dianna Dorisi Winget were both winners.
Ireland Book of the Year
Chris Haughton won the Ireland Book of the Year award for "Goodnight Everyone."
- 2017 May 22
io9 Cofounder Takes Home Nebula
Charlie Jane Anders took home the prize for best novel at this year's Nebula Awards for 'All The Birds In The Sky.'
- 2017 May 11
Fiona McFarlane Wins Dylan Thomas Prize
The Australian author's short story collection 'The High Places,' which skips continents, eras, and genres, took the £30,000 award.
- 2017 May 10
Entrekin Wins Maxwell E. Perkins Award
Morgan Entrekin, the CEO and publisher of Grove Atlantic, has won the Center for Fiction's prize for distinguished achievement in fiction.
- 2017 May 09
Branford Boase Shortlist
The shortlist is announced for the Branford Boase award.
The British Book Awards
Pan Macmillan and Waterstones were crowned publisher of the year and book retailer of the year respectively at this year's Nibbies.
- 2017 May 04
How the NEH Saved Tennessee Literature
As long as the NEH survives, Chapter 16 will support Tennessee readers and writers—and they need the support.
- 2017 May 02
Barbershop Books Wins NBF Award
The National Book Foundation has named the community-based literacy foundation the winner of the 2017 Innovations In Reading Prize.
- 2017 Apr 26
Alwan Wins Prize for Arabic Fiction
'A Small Death,' Mohammed Hasan Alwan’s historical novel about a Sufi mystic and adventurer, takes $50,000 honor for "striking artistry."
- 2017 Apr 24
L.A. Times Book Prizes Winners
Svetlana Alexievich, Volker Ullrich, and Adam Haslett were among the honorees of the 37th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.
- 2017 Apr 18
The 2017 BTBA Finalists
The finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards include offerings from countries across the world, from Senegal to Mexico to South Korea.
- 2017 Apr 12
The Dublin Literary Award Shortlist
Once known as the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the prize is the world's most valuable for a single work of fiction.
Zadie Smith Adaptation Gets BAFTA Nods
The BBC2 and Mammoth Screen adaptation of Zadie Smith's 'NW' has been nominated for two British Academy Television Awards.
- 2017 Apr 07
Arts and Letters Awards Winners
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the names of the 19 writers who will receive its 2017 awards in literature.
Predicting the Fiction Pulitzer
A look at this year’s contenders for one of American literature’s most prestigious prizes.
- 2017 Apr 05
Waterstones Prize Recipient
Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s "The Girl of Ink and Stars" wins the Waterstones children's book prize.
- 2017 Apr 03
Bob Dylan Gets His Prize
The singer-songwriter received his Nobel Prize in Literature at a small ceremony in Sweden.
- 2017 Mar 31
The Faces of the NBCC Awards
Literary award winners rarely have the same visibility as laureates in other mediums. A photographer wants that to change.
- 2017 Mar 29
Best Translated Book Award Longlists
Celebrating its tenth iteration, the BTBAs announced its longlists for translated fiction and poetry this morning.
Claudia Rankine Wins Bobbitt Prize
Rankine has won the 2016 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry for her acclaimed book 'Citizen: An American Lyric.'
- 2017 Mar 28
New Books from Caldecott Winners
A list of titles releasing this year from past Caldecott medal or honor winners.
- 2017 Mar 09
Longlists Lack Diversity
The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway longlists have no minority authors.
- 2017 Mar 01
Yale Awards 2017 Windham-Campbell Prizes
The eight recipients, honored for their literary achievement or promise, will each receive a $165,000 purse to support their writing.
- 2017 Feb 28
Award Mix-Ups in Literature
After the biggest blunder in the history of the Oscars, the Academy should take note that literary awards have had their blunders too.
- 2017 Feb 23
The L.A. Times Book Prize Finalists
The nominees include some of the most talked about titles of 2016, including Zadie Smith's 'Swing Time' and Rep. John Lewis's 'March: Book Three.'
- 2017 Feb 21
A Look at This Year's Nebula Nominees
The titles up for the 2016 science fiction honors represent a diverse cross section of what's available in the genre.
- 2017 Feb 17
All-White Carnegie Longlist Sparks Anger
Philip Pullman is among authors speaking out against the "appalling" exclusion of acclaimed books by writers of color.
- 2017 Feb 09
Achievement Award for Briggs
Raymond Briggs receives a lifetime achievement award.
A look at Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlist.
Sondheim to Receive PEN Literary Award
Stephen Sondheim has been awarded the 2017 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award, making him the first composer-lyricist to win it.
- 2017 Feb 06
Jhalak Prize Shortlist Announced
David Olusoga and Gary Younge head the inaugural shortlist for a new award honoring minority writers in the U.K.
- 2017 Jan 30
Baileys Drops Women's Prize Sponsorship
The drinks brand has supported the Baileys prize since 2014, but is refocusing its strategy on non-English speaking countries.
- 2017 Jan 23
Amazon Launches £20,000 KDP Prize
Amazon U.K. has launched a £20,000 cash prize for authors who self-publish their work on its Kindle Direct Publishing platform.
- 2017 Jan 20
The 2017 Edgar Award Finalists
On the 208th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, the Mystery Writers of America announced this year's Edgar finalists.
- 2017 Jan 18
The 2017 Pen Literary Awards Finalists
The finalists for PEN America's awards this year include Teju Cole, Colson Whitehead, Brit Bennett, Yaa Gyasi, and more.
- 2017 Jan 05
Man Booker 2017 Opens for Submissions
The U.K.'s best-known literary prize is now open for entries from publishers, which are due by March 10.
Jhalak Prize Unveils Inaugural Longlist
The British books prize lines up 12 titles showcasing "the strength, range and promise" of U.K. writers of color.
- 2016 Dec 09
The 2017 PEN Literary Awards Longlists
Announcing the completed longlists for PEN's annual literary awards, which will be presented in March.
- 2016 Dec 08
YALSA Nonfiction Awards
YALSA announces their 2017 YA Nonfiction Award finalists.
- 2016 Dec 06
Dylan Speech To Be Read at Nobels
Bob Dylan, who will not attend the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, has delivered a speech that will be read on his behalf.
- 2016 Dec 05
PEN Releases First of 2017 Longlists
The first of the PEN Literary Awards longlists, for debut fiction and literary science writing, have been announced.
- 2016 Dec 01
The Book That North Korea Lost
A story collection smuggled out of North Korea has been selected to receive a PEN Translation award from English PEN.
- 2016 Nov 22
Canadian Children's Lit. Award
Melanie Florence and illustrator François Thisdale have won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award.
- 2016 Nov 18
Bad Sex in Fiction Award Nominees
The nominees for the worst sex writing of the year are here to make you cringe.
- 2016 Nov 17
Bob Dylan Will Skip Nobel Ceremony
The Nobel Prize in Literature may be the world’s most important literary award, but not everyone who wins can make it to the ceremony.
- 2016 Nov 08
A look at the shortlist for the Waterstones book of the year award.
- 2016 Nov 03
Nordic Children's Book Prize Awarded
Sölvasaga unglings (The Story of the Teen Sölvi) by Arnar Már Arngrímsson wins the Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literature Prize.
- 2016 Nov 01
Nelson Wins Neustadt Prize
Marilyn Nelson has won the 2017 Neustadt Prize in Children’s Literature.
- 2016 Oct 25
Nine Dots Prize to Reward Unwritten Book
A new literary award will grant one of the largest cash prizes in publishing—$100,000—for a book not yet written.
- 2016 Oct 24
Bob Dylan Nobel Drama Continues
A Swedish Academy member calls the songwriter's relative silence on being awarded the prize "impolite and arrogant."
- 2016 Oct 18
Dylan Dodges the Prize
The Swedish Academy still has not spoken to Bob Dylan after awarding him the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Baillie Gifford Shortlist Announced
Non-fiction prize judges have selected books by Svetlana Alexievich, Margo Jefferson, Philippe Sands, and Hisham Matar.
- 2016 Oct 14
Bob Dylan's Literary Influences
From William Blake to Jack Kerouac, the newest Nobel Laureate has literary influences in spades.
- 2016 Oct 13
Who Nominates Nobel Candidates?
The Nobel Prizes are always shrouded in secrecy, but we do know something about the process.
- 2016 Oct 12
Nguyen Wins Dayton Peace Prize
The Vietnamese-American writer, whose 'The Sympathizer' also won the Pulitzer, is awarded for his "profound and startling" debut.
- 2016 Oct 07
Here's Who Won't Win the Nobel
Why "pasta fetishist" Haruki Murakami, "bad tweeter" Joyce Carol Oates, and "Norwegian cigarette smoker" Karl Ove Knausgaard are bad bets.
- 2016 Oct 04
Fall’s Big Book Awards
A guide to major literary awards—and the books nominated for them—being doled out this fall.
- 2016 Sep 29
The Aspen Words Literary Prize
Announcing a new award for a work of fiction focusing on the vital issues of our time — social, political, economic, environmental or otherwise.
- 2016 Sep 22
Carnegie Longlists Announced
The longlists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in fiction and nonfiction include Dave Eggers and James McBride.
- 2016 Sep 09
Cartoonist Residency at J.D. Salinger's
The author’s former home is being offered as a workspace for young artists after it was bought by illustrator Harry Bliss.
- 2016 Sep 08
Klaus Flugge Winner Announced
Nicholas John Frith wins the Klaus Flugge Prize for "Hector and the Hummingbird."
Aveyard Wins German Literary Award
Victoria Aveyard has been awarded the Buxtehuder Bulle award.
- 2016 Sep 06
Doireann Ní Ghríofa Wins Rooney Prize
The poet was awarded €10,000 along with the prize for Irish literature in the Rooney's 40th year.
- 2016 Sep 02
First Novel Prize Shortlist
The shortlist for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize has been announced.
The Nobel Prize in Lit Odds
October is around the corner, and the betting on who will win the Nobel in Literature has begun.
- 2016 Aug 16
New Voices Award Longlist
PEN International has released the longlist for its 2016 New Voices Award for young writers.