Prizes

November 20, 2013

2013 National Book Award Winners Announced 0

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The 2013 National Book Award winners were announced tonight in New York City. The big prize for Fiction went to James McBride for The Good Lord Bird.

October 23, 2013

Bookermania at Morgan Library: All the Contentious Glory of the Man Booker Prize 0

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According to curator Sheelagh Bevan, the display is designed to celebrate the physical book and the importance of cover design, while at the same time showing off what everyone comes to the Booker to find: intellectual battles, backstabbing, and bitchery.

October 23, 2013

Alice Munro, First Nobel Laureate of the MFA Program 2

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Alice Munro was not produced by the MFA culture, but she has been embraced by it to an extent unparalleled by any other living writer.

October 22, 2013

Why We Need More Winners like Alice Munro 4

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American writers need to recognize Munro’s win for what it really is — it’s a win for writers the world over who’ve long had to deal with more substantial dismissals than we have.

October 16, 2013

2013 National Book Award Shortlists Released 4

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The contenders for the 2013 National Book Award were pared down to a five nominees in each category today. Here’s a list of the finalists in all four categories with bonus links and excerpts where available.

October 15, 2013

2013 Man Booker Prize Winner Announced 4

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Eleanor Catton has become the youngest author to ever win the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

October 10, 2013

Canadian Short Story Master Alice Munro Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature 5

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Alice Munro, called by the Nobel committee “Master of the contemporary short story,” has won the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature. Munro, 82, is the first Canadian to take the prize.

September 25, 2013

2013’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 19, 2013

2013 National Book Award Longlists Released 4

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Last year, the fiction finalists included far more male authors than female, however the count is even in 2013.

September 10, 2013

Famous Names and Newcomers on the 2013 Booker Shortlist (With Excerpts) 7

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Four women make a shortlist that mixes big names and newcomers.