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

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 14, 2015

What Qualifies as Greatness: On Literary Awards Season 17


Do literary prizes reward greatness or works that, like a fine wine, gain stature over time? Do they simply reflect the taste of the jury at a particular moment in history? Or is it a little of both?

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 21, 2015

The National Book Award’s Longlist in Nonfiction: What a Difference a Year Makes 4


Overall, it’s fair to say that this year’s NBA longlist more accurately reflects the diversity of nonfiction as a genre and points toward innovations that promise to invigorate it.

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.

July 29, 2015

The Booker’s Dozen: The 2015 Booker Longlist 0


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