Book Awards News

Welcome to the book awards news section on WritersWrite.com. Here you will find the latest news about award-winning books from the Writer's Blog and Readers Read.

You can find more information on our list of book awards.

George Saunders Wins 2017 Man Booker Prize (2017-10-17): George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo. It his first full-length novel.

Kazuo Ishiguro Wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature (2017-10-05): Kazuo Ishiguro is the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent novel, The Buried Giant, was published in 2015.

Javaka Steptoe Wins 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017-02-02): Javaka Steptoe has won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Kelly Barnhill Wins 2017 Newbery Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon (2017-01-30): Kelly Barnhill won the 2017 Newbery Medal for her fantasy novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon. She says she was gobsmacked by the win.

2016 Costa Book Awards Category Winners Announced (2017-01-04): The category winners of the 2016 Costa Book Awards have been announced.

Paul Beatty is First American Writer to Win Man Booker Prize for Fiction (2016-10-26): Paul Beatty just became the first American author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his satiric novel, The Sellout

Finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards Announced (2016-10-10): Finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards were announced. Colson Whitehead and Jacqueline Woodson lead the fiction category.

Five American Authors Make Longlist for 2016 Man Booker Prize (2016-07-28): The longlist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize has been announced and five American authors made the list.

Women Writers Dominate 2015 Nebula Awards (2016-05-16): Women won in all category but one at the 2015 Nebula Awards. The winning novel is uprooted by Naomi Novik.

Han Kang and Deborah Smith Win 2016 Man Booker International Prize (2016-05-16): Han Kang and Deborah Smith won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for the novel, The Vegetarian.

Paul Beatty Wins 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2016-03-20): Paul Beatty won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his novel The Sellout, a tragicomic look at race relations in America today.

Margaret Atwood Dons an Octopus Hat to Accept Red Tentacle Award (2016-03-09): Margaret Atwood has won the 2015 Kitschies Red Tentacle Award for best novel. She wore an octopus fascinator to accept the British award for fantastic fiction.

David Mitchell Wins Best Novel for The Bone Clocks at 2015 World Fantasy Awards (2015-11-09): David Mitchell wins Best Novel at the World Fantasy Awards for The Bone Clocks. Also, H.P. Lovecraft has been dumped as the image for the award statuette.

Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings (2015-10-15): Marlon James is the first Jamaican author to win the Man Booker Prize. He won for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings.

Five American Authors Make the Longlist for 2015 Man Booker Prize (2015-07-30): Five American authors made the longlist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, the most prestigious literary competition in the world.

Man Booker International Prize to be Awarded Annually (2015-07-11): The Man Book International Prize has teamed up with the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The MBI will now be awarded annually.

John Spurling Wins 2015 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction (2015-06-20): John Spurling has won the 2015 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for The Ten Thousand Things. The book was rejected 44 times before being published.

Ali Smith Wins Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for How to Be Both (2015-06-03): Ali Smith won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her sixth novel, How to Be Both. The prize carries a cash award of 30,000 British pounds.

Stephen King and Gillian Flynn Win 2015 Edgar Awards (2015-05-01): Stephen King, Gillian Flynn and James Ellroy were all winners at the 2015 Edgar Awards.

2015 Pen Literary Awards Shortlists Announced (2015-04-16): The PEN American Center announced the shortlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards.Cynthia Bond, Phil Klay are two of the authors on the Debut Fiction shortlist.