Here are the latest posts about Book Awards on Writers Write:
Female Spanish Mystery Writer Revealed to be Three Men (2021-10-17): A female Spanish mystery writer has been revealed to be a pseudonym used by three men. The pseudonym, Carmen Mola, won a major Spanish literary prize.
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.
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
Nine Dots Prize Launches With $100,000 Prize for Unfinished Book (2016-10-21): The new Nine Dots Prize is sponsored by Cambridge University Press and offers a $100,000 prize to the winner.
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.
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.
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.
Shortlists for 2014 PEN Literary Awards Announced (2014-06-19): The shortlists for the 2014 PEN Literary Awards have been announced. The prizes, awards and grants total $150,000.
ALA Announces Fiction and Nonfiction Shortlists for 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals (2014-04-07): The ALA has announced the fiction and nonfiction shortlists for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals. Knopf cleans up, publishes three of the six nominees.
2013 Costa Book Award Winners Announced (2014-01-07): Winners of the 2013 Costa Book Awards have been announced. Kate Atkinson won the novel award for Life After Life.