Prizes Archives - The Millions

October 25, 2016

Paul Beatty Wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize 18


Novelist Paul Beatty has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for The Sellout, becoming the first American writer to win the Prize. Our own Matt Seidel reviewed the book earlier this year, calling Beatty’s voice “appealing, erudite, and entertaining”; you can trace those voice’s antecedents in this great piece by Alcy Leyva. Revisit this year’s Booker Shortlist.

October 13, 2016

Bob Dylan is the Surprise Winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature 21


Whole books have been written, whole careers launched, with discussion of the lyrics of Bob Dylan.

October 6, 2016

2016 National Book Award Finalists Announced 3


The National Book Award finalists are announced.

September 22, 2016

2016’s Literary Geniuses 43


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 15, 2016

2016 National Book Award Longlists Unveiled 1


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

September 13, 2016

Booker Prize Offers Up Eclectic 2016 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.

July 27, 2016

The Booker’s Dozen: The 2016 Booker Longlist 0


The Booker judges have put together a diverse and intriguing list.

May 4, 2016

And the Winners of the Best Translated Book Awards Are… 0


Yuri Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World — translated by Lisa Dillman — and Angélica Freitas’s Rilke Shake — translated by Hilary Kaplan — won this year’s Best Translated Book Awards.

April 19, 2016

And the Finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards Are… 0


This year’s winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 4th, both online at Three Percent and live in person at The Folly in Manhattan.

April 18, 2016

The 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Goes to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Sympathizer’ 5


An examination of the Vietnam War’s legacy takes home the prize.