Book Awards News: 2
Akhil Sharma Wins 2015 Folio Prize for Novel Family Life (2015-03-25): American novelist Akhil Sharma has won the 2015 Folio Prize for his novel Family Life.
Harold Holzer Wins the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize (2015-02-16): Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer has won the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion.
National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists (2015-01-20): The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for the best books of 2014. Toni Morrison will receive a Lifetime Achievement award.
Phil Klay Wins, Daniel Handler Horrifies at National Book Awards (2014-11-20): Former Marine Phil Klay won the National Book Award for Fiction. Host Daniel Handler made racially offensive joke that horrified many.
French Author Patrick Modiano Wins 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature (2014-10-09): French author Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature. The novelist is known for his accessible, entertaining books and themes of memory and time.
Two American Authors Make the Shortlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize (2014-09-10): Americans Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler have made the shortlist for the $80,000 2014 Man Booker Prize. This is the first year Americans are eligible.
E.L. Doctorow to Receive Top Honor at the 2014 National Book Festival (2014-08-28): E.L. Doctorow will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction this weekend at the National Book Festival. President and Mrs. Obama are the honorary chairs.
Longlist for 2014 Guardian First Book Award Announced (2014-08-08): An eclectic group of titles was announced as the longlist for the 2014 Guardian First Book Award, including the reader's choice pick, Things to Make and Break by May-Lan Tan.
Robert Schenkken Wins Tony Award for Best Play for All the Way (2014-06-09): Robert Schenkken wins the Tony Award for Best Play for his LBJ drama, All the Way. Bryan Cranston picked up Best Actor for starring as President Johnson.
Edward St Aubyn Discusses Winning the Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction (2014-05-20): Novelist Edward St Aubyn is known for his dark, serious fiction. So it was a surprise when he won the Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction. He explains his change of course.
Ahmed Saadawi Wins 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (2014-05-17): Ahmed Saadawi is the winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. He won with his novel Frankenstein in Baghdad.
Barbro Lindgren Wins 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2014-05-09): Barbro Lindgren is the winner of the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Claudia Rankine Wins 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize (2014-04-25): Claudia Rankine is the winner of the 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize. The award carries a $50,000 prize.
Shortlist for the 2014 IMPAC Dublin Award Announced (2014-04-24): American Patrick Flanery makes the shortlist for the IMPAC Dublin Award for his novel Absolution. The books are nominated by librarians from around the globe.
Karen Joy Fowler Wins 2014 PEN/Faulkner Fiction Prize (2014-04-04): Karen Joy Fowler has won the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Fiction Prize for her novel We are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
Longlist for 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Announced (2014-03-29): The longlist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction has been announced.
Eight Writers Awarded $150,000 Yale Prize (2014-03-16): Eight writers won the Windham Campbell Literature Prizes. Each writer will receive $150,000.
George Saunders Wins The Story Prize for Tenth of December (2014-03-09): George Saunders has won The Story Prize for 2013 for his short story collection, Tenth of December.
The Folio Prize Announces Inaugural Shortlist (2014-02-27): The Folio Prize has announced its inaugural shortlist. There are eight books on the 2014 shortlist.
Frank X Walker Wins NAACP Image Award for Poetry (2014-02-26): Frank X Walker is the winner of the NAACP Image Award for Poetry. Walker is ccurrently the Kentucky Poet Laureate.