- 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.
- 2016 Aug 12
PEN/Nabokov Award Relaunched
The $50,000 prize will honor a living international author whose work is "of enduring originality and consummate craftsmanship."
- 2016 Aug 11
Scottish Children's Lit. Award Launched
The Significant Contribution to Scottish Children’s Literature Award will be awarded annually.
- 2016 Aug 10
New Scottish Children’s Literature Award
The Scottish Book Trust has launched an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to Scottish children’s literature.
- 2016 Aug 03
Not the Booker Prize
A longlist for those who felt this year’s Man Booker selection was not broad enough is in need of public opinion.
- 2016 Jul 14
Guardian Children's Fiction Longlist
A look at the longlist for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
- 2016 Jul 12
Center for Fiction First Novel Longlist
Yaa Gyasi and Garth Greenwell are among the authors whose works are longlisted for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.
- 2016 Jul 08
Deep Vellum Will Finally Open
Deep Vellum Books will have a grand opening at last, thanks to new co-founder Anne Hollander.
- 2016 Jun 30
What Is the Caine Prize?
Is the Caine Prize for African Writing meant for work by emergent writers, or for the best African writing?
- 2016 Jun 02
Rosoff Criticizes U.K. Government
Meg Rosoff critiques the U.K. government during Astrid Lindgren Memorial award acceptance speech.
Crossan wins YA Book Prize 2016
Sarah Crossan’s free verse novel 'One' (Bloomsbury Children’s Books) has won the YA Book Prize 2016, sponsored by 'The Bookseller.'
- 2016 May 24
Crossan Wins for 'One'
Sarah Crossan wins the Irish children's book of the year for "One."
- 2016 May 20
The 2016 O. Henry Short Stories
Literary Hub has announced the The O. Henry Prize Stories for 2016, and has offered links to selected stories.
- 2016 May 10
Unnikrishnan Wins First Restless Prize
Deepak Unnikrishnan has won the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for his novel 'Temporary People.'
- 2016 May 05
Branford Boase Shortlist
A look at the Branford Boase awards shortlist.
Shirley Jackson Award Nominees Announced
Ottessa Moshfegh is among those shortlisted for awards honoring works of suspense, horror, and "the dark fantastic."
- 2016 Apr 28
Hugo Protesters Strike Again
The Hugo Award finalists have been announced, and anti-leftist activists the Sad Puppies have successfully had their nominees shortlisted once more.
- 2016 Apr 21
Klaus Flugge Longlist
The Klaus Flugge prize longlist for new illustrators is announced.
The 2016 Eisner Awards for comics has a record number of nominations for women.
- 2016 Apr 12
Dublin Literary Award Shortlist Released
Man Booker winner Marlon James and Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson are among the contenders.
- 2016 Mar 30
Marilynne Robinson on Her Latest Award
The 'Home' author reflects on her Library of Congress Prize and this year's presidential race.
- 2016 Mar 28
British Sci-Fi Awards Announced
Aliette de Bodard picked up two British Science Fiction Association Awards for "startlingly original fiction."
- 2016 Mar 23
Lewycka to Win Second Wodehouse Prize?
Marina Lewycka is nominated for the U.K.'s top award for comic fiction is once again with her novel 'The Lubetkin Legacy.'
- 2016 Mar 22
Introducing the Walter Award
The first ceremony and reception for Walter Award honorees is held in DC.
- 2016 Mar 18
Oddest Book Title of the Year Winner
Alan Stafford’s 'Too Naked for the Nazis' won the annual Bookseller’s Diagram Prize for Odd Book Title by public vote.
- 2016 Mar 16
R.L. Stine Wins YA Lit Award
The Goosbumps author will be presented with the 2016 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award at Printers Row List Fest this June.
- 2016 Mar 11
British Book Awards Shortlists Revealed
Mary Beard, Bill Bryson and more were shortlisted for this year's British Book Industry Awards.
- 2016 Mar 08
Baileys Prize Longlist Announced
The Baileys Women's Fiction Prize longlist includes 11 debut writers as well as authors Kate Atkinson, Hanya Yanagihara, and more.
- 2016 Mar 04
IPG Publisher of the Year Named
The 2016 IPG Independent Publisher of Year Award went to children's publisher Nosy Crow in the U.K.
- 2016 Feb 22
Neil Griffiths Supports Small Publishers
The author's Republic of Consciousness prize will recognize fiction from small presses in the U.K. and Ireland.
- 2016 Feb 18
CILIP Carnegie Longlist
Terry Pratchett and Frances Hardinge are among those longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie
- 2016 Feb 01
Minnesota Book Awards Finalists
Minnesotans including the state poet laureate are among the 32 finalists for the awards on April 16.
Credibility is Linked to Diversity
The lack of race and gender diversity at the Oscars and the comics fest Angoulême is taking its toll on the events' credibility.
- 2016 Jan 22
Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist Revealed
The longlist for the 2016 prize includes four American authors and debut Irish author Lisa McInerney.
- 2016 Jan 12
New Poet Scores T.S. Eliot Prize
Sarah Howe's "amazing" debut, 'Loop of Jade,' earned the TS Eliot poetry prize as well as over $20,000.
- 2016 Jan 11
Is 'The Martian' a Comedy?
The question is being raised after the film adaptation of Andy Weir's book won best picture in the Golden Globes' comedy/musical category.