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Here are the latest posts about Book Awards on Writers Write:

  • 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.

  • 2013 National Book Awards Finalists Announced (2013-10-16): MSNBC announced the finalists for the National Book Awards this morning. The finalists include Jhumpa Lahiri and Thomas Pynchon.