Prizes

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 35

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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? 35

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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.”

September 9, 2014

Two Americans Round Out the 2014 Booker Shortlist (With Bonus Links) 0

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Two Americans make a shortlist that includes a past winner and a three-time finalist.

July 23, 2014

Here Come the Americans: The 2014 Booker Prize Longlist 2

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The experiment begins today, with Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt, and Richard Powers representing the first crop of Americans to be featured on a Booker Prize longlist.

July 3, 2014

The Prizewinners 2013/2014 5

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With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2013/2014 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to update our list of prizewinners.

April 14, 2014

The 2014 Pulitzer for Fiction Goes to Donna Tartt’s Goldfinch 0

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Donna Tartt’s bestseller wins the fiction prize.