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Margaret Atwood AND  Bernardine Evaristo Win the 2019 Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood AND Bernardine Evaristo Win the 2019 Booker Prize

In a historic decision made yesterday afternoon, the 2019 Booker Prize judges awarded the coveted literary prize to two finalists: Margaret Atwood, for her long-awaited and deeply poignant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments; and Bernardine Evaristo, for her novel, Girl, Woman, Other, which exquisitely narrates the lives and backgrounds of 12 Black women […]

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the ninth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be announced on […]

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2019 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

2019 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The Booker Prize committee, having pared a 13-title longlist (released in July) down to just six books, announced the 2019 shortlist this morning. Find each of the titles below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available—and stay tuned to hear all about the winner on October 14! ★ 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange […]

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2019 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

2019 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The first-ever Booker Prize was awarded in 1969. Since then, the Booker Prize Foundation—and its panel of esteemed judges—has celebrated the “best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom” annually. Yesterday, this year’s longlist was announced. The list of 13, which includes authors from Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, the […]

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2019 ITW Thriller Award Finalists Announced

2019 ITW Thriller Award Finalists Announced

In recent #MysteryMonth news, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) announced the finalists for the 2019 Thriller Awards. The awards celebrate the best in the thriller genre, which, unlike a conventional whodunit, keeps readers at the very edge of their seat or, at least, losing sleep to find out what happens in the next energetic chapter. […]

The Man Booker International Prize 2019 Winner Announced

The Man Booker International Prize 2019 Winner Announced

The winner of this year’s Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates the best literature in translation, has been announced. We are very excited for Jokha Alharthi (the first Omani woman to have her novel translated into English) and her prize-winning title, Celestial Bodies. Congratulations also go to translator Marilyn Booth. The novel, set in the […]

2018 Nebula Award Winners Announced

2018 Nebula Award Winners Announced

A day before many fantasy fans took a break from reading to catch a beloved series end its epic reign on television, the Nebula Awards® were presented at the fifty-fourth Annual 2019 SFWA Nebula Conference in Woodland Hills, California. We are so pleased to see a smart, forward-thinking alternate history, penned by the very talented […]

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Wins 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Wins 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation has announced that Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the winner of this year’s PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction for her book Call Me Zebra. The annual award honors excellence in American fiction. Oloomi and the four finalists for the award will be recognized at a ceremony and dinner on May 4 in […]

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Book-Struck: Talking with Donna Seaman, Recipient of the 2019 Louis Shores Award

Book-Struck: Talking with Donna Seaman, Recipient of the 2019 Louis Shores Award

For 29 years, the Louis Shores Award has recognized excellence in book reviewing, honoring individual reviewers, groups, editors, and/or organizations for their contributions to libraries across the US. This year, we’re proud to announce the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of RUSA has selected our very own Adult Books Editor, Donna Seaman, as winner of […]

2019 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

2019 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards were announced this Tuesday, April 2. Who will win the prestigious sf/fantasy-devoted literary award this year? Members of the World Science Fiction Society begin voting later this month. All winners will be recognized during a ceremony at the annual Worldcon on August 18 in Dublin, Ireland. Below are […]