Prizes

April 15, 2015

The 2015 IMPAC Shortlist Delivers 10 Eclectic Titles 0

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The IMPAC tends to be interesting for the breadth of books it considers, and the 2015 shortlist is no exception.

March 12, 2015

2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Announced 0

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The winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award have been announced in New York City.

January 19, 2015

2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced 0

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As often tends to be the case, the NBCC is offering up what may be the most well-rounded fiction shortlist you’ll find.

November 19, 2014

2014 National Book Award Winners Announced 2

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The 2014 National Book Award winners were announced tonight in New York City. The big prize for Fiction went to Redeployment by Phil Klay

October 15, 2014

2014 National Book Award Shortlists Released 0

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This year’s Fiction Shortlist includes a Millions staff writer in impressive company.

October 14, 2014

Richard Flanagan Wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize 0

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The book is the story of an Australian prisoner of war, among more than 9,000 who were forced to build a railway through Burma and Thailand.

October 9, 2014

French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature 36

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You open the latest Modiano and you know exactly where you are. The writer is artistically all of a piece.

October 1, 2014

Is There No Gender Equity in Nonfiction? 37

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There are nonfiction genres in which women are prolific—namely memoir and the essay—but these forms get unaccountably short shrift from the major awards.

September 17, 2014

2014 National Book Award Longlists Released 2

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An eclectic Fiction longlist includes a Millions staff writer, while the Non-Fiction longlist is surprisingly male dominated.

September 17, 2014

2014’s Literary Geniuses 1

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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.”