Book Awards

2018 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Winners

2018 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Winners

On Friday, November 2, at the annual Brooklyn Classic fundraising event, the winners of the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize accepted their awards for excellence in fiction/poetry and nonfiction. The award comes with a $5,000 prize. The winners were originally announced on October 22. Nominations were selected from librarians in all 59 libraries in the BPL […]

2018 World Fantasy Award Winners Announced

2018 World Fantasy Award Winners Announced

The 2018 World Fantasy Convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland over the weekend, where the winners of the World Fantasy Awards were announced. This year’s awards were marked by a tie in the novel category. Winners are listed below, linked to their Booklist review when available: Novel The Changeling, by Victor LaValle (tie) Jade City, by Fonda Lee […]

2018 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title Shortlist Announced

2018 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title Shortlist Announced

There are book titles that are literal: 1984, The Old Man and the Sea, Gulliver’s Travels. There are book titles that are odd: The Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, A Confederacy of Dunces. Then there are the book titles that are literally odd. The Bookseller has announced the shortlist for the Diagram Prize awarding the Oddest Book Title of the Year, […]

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2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the eighth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s only single-title medal given to books for adults. The two medal winners will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards, sponsored by NoveList, in Seattle on Sunday, […]

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Anna Burns Wins the 2018 Man Booker Prize

Anna Burns Wins the 2018 Man Booker Prize

Milkman, by Anna Burns was just announced as the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize. The novel takes place in an unnamed city following the life of Middle Sister who just wants to blend in and absolutely does not want her encounter with the milkman to be known. Set against the backdrop of the […]

2018 Thurber Prize Finalists

2018 Thurber Prize Finalists

Is your forehead sore from the endless barrage of head-smacking news? Treat the injury with a dose of humor! The Thurber Prize for American Humor is awarded every year to writers who challenge themselves to find the funny and enable us to live life laughing. Finalists were announced today and we here at Booklist are […]

2018 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2018 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2018 finalists. Find them below, listed by category and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. The awards ceremony will be held on the evening of November 14. We will all be tweeting out the winners so follow along! Fiction A Lucky Man, by Jamel Brinkley […]

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! There are 25 titles on the fiction longlist on 22 on the nonfiction list. See the full lists below, with links to Booklist reviews. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be announced on October 24, […]

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2018 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

2018 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize committee announced the shortlist for its 2018 award, with the winner to be announced on October 16. Find the shortlist titles below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. (Everything Under and The Long Take will be published in January, while Milkman doesn’t yet have a U.S. publication date.)   Everything […]

National Book Award for Nonfiction 2018 Longlist Announced
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National Book Award for Nonfiction 2018 Longlist Announced

  The National Book Foundation has announced the 2018 longlist for the National Book Award in nonfiction. To follow are their selections, with titles linked to their Booklist reviews when available. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s fiction announcement!   American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, by Victoria Johnson Brothers […]