Prizes Archives - The Millions

September 22, 2016

2016’s Literary Geniuses 41

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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 15, 2016

2016 National Book Award Longlists Unveiled 1

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

September 13, 2016

Booker Prize Offers Up Eclectic 2016 Shortlist 1

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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

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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

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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

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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?