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December 1, 2015

A Year in Reading: 2015 2

There are a huge number of books represented in the series this year, many fantastic lists, and many extraordinary meditations on reading and life. We think you’ll enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed putting them together.

November 27, 2015

Before They Were Notable: 2015 2

This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.

November 19, 2015

2015 National Book Award Winners Announced 0

The 2015 National Book Award winners were announced in New York City. The big prize for Fiction went to Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

November 11, 2015

Amazon’s Best Books of 2015 0

Amazon has published its Top 100 books of 2015 list. Their favorite has already been hanging out in our Top Ten.

October 14, 2015

2015 National Book Award Shortlists Released 0

Book award season is peaking along with the autumn leaves as the National Book Award shortlists have been released in four categories.

October 13, 2015

Marlon James Wins the 2015 Man Booker Prize 4

James is the first Jamaican-born writer to win the Prize.

October 8, 2015

Belarusian Investigative Journalist Svetlana Alexievich Wins the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature 8

Alexievich, at danger to her own self, visited the area surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor and interviewed anybody she could find who would talk.

September 29, 2015

2015’s Literary Geniuses 16

The MacArthur grant awards $625,000, “no strings attached” to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”

September 17, 2015

2015 National Book Award Longlists Released 3

An eclectic Fiction longlist includes some highly touted titles alongside intriguing newcomers.

September 15, 2015

Booker Prize Offers Up Eclectic 2015 Shortlist 1

The Booker Prize has whittled down its longlist to an intriguing shortlist, and none of the authors tapped has previously won the Prize.