Prizes Archives - The Millions

April 19, 2016

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

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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

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

November 19, 2015

2015 National Book Award Winners Announced 0

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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