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2018 Spoken Word Grammy Nominees Announced, and a Freebie from the Boss
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2018 Spoken Word Grammy Nominees Announced, and a Freebie from the Boss

The Recording Academy announced the 2018 Grammy Award nominees yesterday. This year’s Ed Sheeran snub shocked many, but an equal number of people may be surprised to hear that the Grammys honor audiobooks—but they have been recognized in the Spoken Word category since 1959. Often, these works include audiobooks written by celebrities and read by […]

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Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2017
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Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2017

The Chicago Public Library has announced their Best Books of 2017, chosen by our very own Chicago librarians. To follow are their choices for the ten best adult titles of the year—including George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo, a finalist for this year’s Andrew Carnegie Award for Fiction—linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a complete […]

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2017 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2017 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2017 finalists. Find them below, listed by category and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you not attending the awards ceremony, don’t forget to join us on Twitter the evening of November 15 as Booklist Reader editor Eugenia Williamson live-tweets the whole […]

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 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 […]

2017 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award Announced

2017 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award Announced

Women’s crime writing organization Sisters in Crime announced Jessica Ellis Laine as the winner of their Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award. This annual prize honors a “writer of color, male or female, who has not yet published a full-length work” According to the press release: We received numerous exceptional submissions from […]

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 […]