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2017 Arab American Book Awards Winners

2017 Arab American Book Awards Winners

The Arab American Book Awards have been announced! Established in 2006, the Awards, sponsored by the Arab American National Museum, celebrate “books written by and about Arab Americans” while sparking “greater awareness of Arab American scholarship and writing.” Winners will be honored at an upcoming ceremony at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, on […]

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2017 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title Announced

2017 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title Announced

Always one of my favorite literary awards, the winner of the 39th annual Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year has been announced: The Commuter Pig Keeper: A Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Pigs when Time is Your Most Precious Commodity, by Michaela Giles, edged out runner-up Renniks Australian Pre-Decimal & Decimal Coin Errors: The Premier […]

2017 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Longlist Announced

2017 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Longlist Announced

The Brooklyn Public Library has announced the longlist for its annual literary prize, given to one fiction and one nonfiction title. According to the press release, the winners and nominees were chosen for “subverting literary forms, pushing against established ways of thinking, or otherwise introducing new or challenging ideas.” The press release also noted the […]

2017 Audie Awards Winners

2017 Audie Awards Winners

The winners of the 2017 Audie Awards have arrived! On Thursday, June 1—just in time for June is Audiobook Month—the Audio Publishers Association doled out the Oscars of audiobooks at the Alliance Française in New York City, in a ceremony hosted by comedian Paula Poundstone. (You can watch a video of the event on Facebook.) […]

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The Society of Midland Authors Announces Annual Awards

The Society of Midland Authors Announces Annual Awards

Hey Midwesterners! The Society of Midland Authors announced the winners of its annual awards today, which recognize “the best books by Midwest authors published in 2016.” We offer our hearty, corn-fed congratulations to this year’s winners, who will be honored at an awards dinner on May 9 in Chicago, hosted by Booklist’s own Keir Graff. (Details here.) The […]

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BEHOLD THE DREAMERS: Novels of Africans Abroad

BEHOLD THE DREAMERS: Novels of Africans Abroad

The PEN Foundation awarded the PEN / Faulkner Award to Imbolo Mbue for her debut novel, Behold the Dreamers. Announced yesterday, the prize recognizes the best work of fiction published by an American in a calendar year. Mbue’s book follows a pair of ambitious Cameroonians who move to New York at the beginning of the Great Recession. The […]

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Romance Writers of America Announces Contest Finalists

Romance Writers of America Announces Contest Finalists

If you love reading about love, you’re in luck. Yesterday, the Romance Writers of America (RWA) announced the 2017 contest finalists for the RITA Award (the most prestigious award for published romance fiction) and the Golden Heart Award (an award honoring exceptional unpublished romance). From contemporary to paranormal (to even erotic!), there’s something for every […]

2017 Audiobook of the Year Audie Award Finalists

2017 Audiobook of the Year Audie Award Finalists

As co-chair of the Audie Awards, I am thrilled to announce the finalists for Audiobook of the Year and for Excellence in Design, Excellence in Marketing, and Excellence in Production, the premier levels of industry honors bestowed by the Audio Publishers Association. You can check out the full roster of the other Audie Award nominees here. […]

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2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards

2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Yesterday, the National Book Critics Circle announced their 2017 award winners. Here they are, linked to their Booklist reviews. To read an interview with Matthew Desmond, who won this year’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, click here. For a full list of this year’s finalists, click here.   Fiction La Rose, by Louise Erdrich   General […]

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A New Award for Midwestern Crime Fiction

A New Award for Midwestern Crime Fiction

On Saturday, during the first annual Murder and Mayhem crime fiction conference in Chicago, organizers presented Sara Paretsky with the very first Sara Paretsky Award, designed to honor great crime fiction from the Midwest. Paretsky, the author of more than 20 books, created the beloved crime protagonist V. I. Warshawski, a Chicago private investigator. The one-day conference—a […]

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