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Winners of the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Announced

Winners of the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Announced

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which recognizes writers whose works advocate peace, social justice and global understanding, today announced its 2017 winners. Patricia Engel’s The Veins of the Ocean, this year’s fiction winner, traces the aftermath of a terrible crime. In What Have We Done, nonfiction winner and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood offers a complicated portrait of […]

2017 Thurber Prize Winner Announced

2017 Thurber Prize Winner Announced

Last night, at the tail end of one of the least-funny days in recent U.S. history, Trevor Noah’s first book took home the Thurber Prize for American Humor. In her starred Booklist review review for Born a Crime,  Donna Seaman calls the Daily Show host’s voice “fresh and tonic” while landing jokes about growing up mixed-race […]

2017 National Book Awards Longlist Announced
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2017 National Book Awards Longlist Announced

Throughout the week, the National Book Foundation has announced the longlist for the 2017 National Book Awards. Below, a list of titles, listed by category, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.         Fiction A Kind of Freedom, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Barren Island, by Carol Zoref Dark at the Crossing, by Elliot Ackerman […]

Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Shortlist Announced
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Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Shortlist Announced

The Brooklyn Public Library has announced the shortlist for its annual literary prize. Awarded to one work of fiction and one work of nonfiction, the prize, according to the organizers, “recognizes works that question established ways of thinking and advance Brooklyn Public Library’s mission of bringing together the borough’s diverse communities to explore urgent social, political, […]

2017 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature Announced
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2017 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature Announced

Earlier today, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (YPL). Finalists will be announced on October 4.  Two of this year’s longlisted authors are previous National Book Award finalists, nine out of ten of the authors on the longlist are women, and two are debut […]

2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists in Fiction and Nonfiction Announced
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2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists in Fiction and Nonfiction Announced

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize has announced its 2017 finalists in fiction and nonfiction. Honoring writers who have used their literary talents to create works advocating for peace, social justice and global understanding, this is the only peace prize to be awarded in the United States of America. The works shortlisted in both fiction and […]

The Winners of the 2017 Hugo Award, Reviewed

The Winners of the 2017 Hugo Award, Reviewed

The 2017 Hugo Awards were announced this afternoon in Finland. As The Verge noted, women swept this year’s prizes. Here are the year’s best sci-fi novels, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a full list of nominees and winners, visit the Hugo Awards website.   BEST NOVEL The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. […]

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 RITA Winners Announced

2017 RITA Winners Announced

The Romance Writers of America (RWA) have announced the 2017 winners of the RITA Awards, honoring works of outstanding romance fiction. Named after the first president of the RWA, Rita Clay Estrada, the awards were given to the following titles: Best First Book Once and For All: An American Valor Novel, by Cheryl Etchison Contemporary Romance: Long […]